Obituary: Candy Gilman of Daytona

Photos for Headline Surfer / Candy Leinfelder Jones Gilman died Friday Aug. 9, 2019. She was 78.
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Daytona Beach, FL - Candy Leinfelder Jones Gilman, 78, widow of Russell T. Gilman, of Daytona Beach, Florida, passed away on August 9, 2019, after an extended illness. She was totally devoted to her family, adored her dog Charmar, and was an avid Republican who was passionate about America, having served as President of the Republican Club of Daytona Beach and Chairman of the Republican Committee for Volusia County. She had a gift for hospitality and hosted many social gatherings in her home. She was a gifted interior decorator, and during her career, owned J and R Interiors in Anderson, SC and later served as an associate at Kitty Scott Furniture in Ormond Beach.

She was predeceased by her mother, Vii Leinfelder, her father, Jack Gold, her stepfather, John Leinfelder, and her son, Marc Jones. Left behind to cherish her memory are her brother, David (Rachel) Leinfelder of Wake Forest, NC; sons, Greg (Susan) Jones of Terrell NC and Lester (Ansley) Jones of Athens GA; daughter-in-law, Charity Jones, of Daytona Beach FL; grandchildren, Matthew (Robin) Jones of USMC Kaneohe Bay HI, Madison (Luke) Murrell of Monroe GA, Rachel Jones of Clemson SC, Mitchell Jones of Athens GA, and Mason Jones of Daytona Beach FL; step-grandsons, Aron Thomson of Thibodaux LA and Colton (Meshia) Smith of Mims FL; great-grandchildren Raven, Jayden, and Gunner Jones of Kaneohe Bay HI; and step-great grandchildren Aiden Gillis and Trenton Smith of Mims FL, Connor Thomson of Thibodaux LA, and Jackson Thomson of Cocoa Beach FL.

The funeral will be held at Lohman Funeral Home, 733 W. Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 at 3 p.m. Monday, August 12, with receiving visitors from 1 to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Shady Rest Cemetery in Holly Hill.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.