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Mr. Hillenbrand, 61, dies May 5th

William “Bill” Richard Hillenbrand, 61, of Macclenny died May 5, 2011. He was born in Syracuse, NY to the late James L. Hillenbrand and Sarah Guinto Hillenbrand on December 6, 1949. He was a graduate of Liverpool High School in Liverpool, NY, and received a BA from State University of New York at Cortland in 1972 and an MA from the Pennsylvania State University in 1974.

Mr. Hillenbrand taught English and history at the Northfield Mt. Herman Preparatory School in Northfield, MA from 1975-1995 and English at The Bolles School in Jacksonville from 1995 until his death. He was a devoted and popular teacher who received numerous awards for teaching excellence at both institutions. Bill was an excellent scholar and writer, and wrote the accompanying text to the widely used interactive CDs about the Civil War and the American Revolution.

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Mrs. Mullis, 90, a NEFSH retiree

 Clariece B. Mullis, 90, of Macclenny died May 6, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She was born in Bulloch County, GA on March 14, 1921 to William A. Lanier and Bertie Proctor Lanier.

Mrs. Mullis was a resident of Baker County since 1971 after moving from Jacksonville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny and retired from the food service department at NEFSH after many years. She enjoyed spending time and taking care of her family.

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Bobby Padgett, 72, of Clay Hill

Bobby Gene Padgett, 72, of Clay Hill, Florida died May 3, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Highland, FL on August 2, 1938 to Lonnie Padgett and Ola Padgett. Bobby was the last of 10 native residents of Clay Hill. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, shrimping and being a provider for his family.

Mr. Padgett was an active member and served as a shop steward in the Teamsters Local #512 of Jacksonville, where he retired in 1987 after 30 years of dedicated service. He was preceded in death by sisters Ethel Peeler, Mertie Brooks, Minnie Moore and Emily Royston; brothers Buddy, Mark Lee and L.J. Padgett.

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Evelyn Raulerson, enjoyed gardening

Evelyn Burnsed Raulerson, 76, of Jacksonville died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at Shands Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Moniac, Georgia and resided in Jacksonville for the past 60 years. She was a homemaker and member of the Moniac Baptist Church.

Mrs. Raulerson enjoyed gardening and reading in her spare time. She was preceded in death by parents Enoch Burnsed and Elsie Rhoden Burnsed; husband James C. Raulerson.

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