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Students help needy families at Thanksgiving

Middle school Beta Club officers (from left) treasurer Rachel Price, president Mary Elledge, vice president Brook Chambers, chaplain Colton Yeager and secretary Larry Morris with food drive collections. The middle school’s Beta Club was one of the many local organizations collecting and distributing food donations for local residents who might be feeling the economic squeeze this holiday season.

The Beta Club is an academic organization for students with excellent grades. Club members also involve themselves in humanitarian and school pride endeavors.

“It’s tough for many people right now,” Beta Club secretary Larry Morris said. “Maybe they had a job but have lost it. This helps ease the burden a little for families during Thanksgiving.”

Each year the club sponsors a holiday food drive that also functions as a competition. The class from each grade level collecting the most donations is rewarded with a pizza party.

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Lois Pringle, 84, a NEFSH retiree dies

Cecilia “Lois” Beasley Pringle, 84, of Middleburg died November 13, 2011.

She was born in Olustee to the late Laury Beasley and Lettie Viola Sweat Beasley on June 15, 1927. She was a life long resident of Baker County and retired in 2002 from Northeast Florida State Hospital where she worked for 55 years as a nurse.

Lois loved her dog, cats, birds and painting with oil paint. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Pringle; twin brother Cecil Beasley; sister Jeanette Combs; brothers Elzy Beasley and Dewey Beasley.

Survivors include brother Elic Beasley of Orange Park; sister Betty Jean (Pete) Peters of Sanderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Final disposition will be cremation with a burial at Olustee Cemetery at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Lorene Owens, 84, of Macclenny

Lorene Wynn Owens, 84, of Macclenny died November 5, 2011 following an extended illness.

Better known as “Granny” to all who knew and loved her, Lorene always put family first. She loved her friends, traveling, and eating out, or as she would say, “Let’s go boogity.” She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Carl D. Owens, two sons, one great-grand daughter, two brothers, and four sisters.

Survivors include daughters Betty (Jimmy) Gatlin of Macclenny, Debra (Larry) Hughes of Inglis, FL, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held at 1 pm on November 12, 2011 in the chapel of A.M. Seigler Funeral Home in Mulberry, FL with Pastor Derrell Owens (nephew) and Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. Interment followed at Beulah Cemetery in Keysville, FL with her grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Gloria Dean Rhoden Kicklighter of Jacksonville dies

Gloria Dean Rhoden Kicklighter, 75, of Jacksonville died November 14, 2011.

She was born in Baker County to the late Russell Rhoden and Beatrice Williams on March 31, 1936. Gloria was raised in Baker County and moved to Jacksonville after school. She returned to Baker County in 1997. She was a Primitive Baptist.

Gloria enjoyed gardening, bowling, going to yard sales and going on cruises. She was predeceased by her husband of 47 years Donald Raymond Kicklighter Sr. and son Jimmy Lamar Kicklighter.

Survivors include children Diane Widner, Donald Raymond Kicklighter Jr., Debra Smith, Thomas C. Kicklighter, Wanda Turner, Barbara Hartzog, Polly Wooten and Daniel Roy Kicklighter; brother Garland “PeeWee” Rhoden; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, November 16 at 11:30 am at the Primitive Baptist Church in Macclenny with Elders David Crawford and Gordon Smith officiating. Interment followed at Taylor Cemetery in Sanderson. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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