Stella J. Urvina
Stella J. Urvina
September 5, 1936 - March 31, 2013


Stella J. Urvina, 76, of Palatka passed away Sunday, the Resurrection day of our Lord Jesus Christ, March 31, 2013 at the Palatka Health Care Center in Palatka following an extended illness.

She was born in Smyth County, Virginia and coming from Falls Church, VA, she had been a resident of Putnam County for the past 41 years, first living in Pomona Park, then later in Crescent City and for the past 23 years in Palatka coming from Falls Church, VA. She had worked as a hairdresser for Regis in Palatka for 11 years. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Palatka. She was a former member of the Fairfax Assembly of God in Fairfax, VA where she taught Sunday School, helped with Children’s Church, and had Child Evangelism Fellowship meetings in her home. She also served as a Den Leader with the Cub Scouts. She was very talented and enjoyed sewing, making clothing and dolls, quilting, crafts, ceramics and baking.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Woodrow and Stella Mae Dolinger; a son, Timothy Jay Payne; and a son-in-law, Jeff Pierce.

Surviving are her husband of 31 years, David Urvina of Palatka; a daughter, Jeannie Pierce of Clemmons, NC; a step-son and spouse, David Urvina, Jr. and Laura Urvina of Brunswick, GA; a step-daughter and spouse, Tracy and Keith Collins of Palatka; three sisters, Della Atkins of Oakton, VA, Ella Jean Dolinger of Hollister, and Joyce Irene Cromwell of Deland; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will begin receiving friends 10:00 a.m. Thusday, April 4th at the First Assembly of God in Palatka. The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Eddie Stith and Pastor Ben Tippett officiating. In honor and celebration of Stella’s life a Video Tribute will be shown. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill West Cemetery.

Messages of sympathy may be sent to Memorial gifts may be sent to the Northeast Florida Humane Society, P.O. Box 188, Hollister, FL 32147.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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