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Terrance Newman 72, of Davenport

Terrance (Terry) R. Newman, 72, of Davenport, FL died Monday, January 9, 2012 surrounded by his loving family after an extended illness. Formerly of Baker County, he was the son of the late Edwin and Emma Klyswan Newman. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Disney World.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years Frances Godwin Newman; sons Micheal (Holly) Newman of Merritt Island and Johnny (Theresa) Newman of Winter Park; brother Ronnie Newman of Ohio; sisters-in-law Lucille (Tim) Fox and Joann (Pete) Parish of Macclenny, Winifred Fisher of Glen St. Mary and Mary (Luther) Pringle of Bryceville; brother-in-laws Billy (Susan) Godwin of Sanderson and William (Cleo) Godwin of Glen St. Mary; four grandchildren and numerous other family and friends also survive.

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Opal Poe, 86, of Jacksonville

Opal C. Poe, 86, of Jacksonville died Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born December 20, 1925 in Raceland, KY to Gordon and Mary Ball Dillow. She was a charter member of Jacksonville Heights Baptist Church. Her love for her grandchildren meant more to her than her love for her bowling, and she loved her bowling. Opal is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Poe, son Billy Poe and daughter Connie Leissner.

Survivors include children Walter W. Poe, Faye (Hank) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and Richard Poe; son-in-law Rick Leissner; sister Ruby Lowe; grandchildren Jenifer, Jessica, Walter, William, Damien, Dan and Tina; eight great-grandchildren.

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Robert Zeigler dies February 14

Robert Warren Zeigler of Lake Butler died on February 14, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in Pulaski, VA on February 22, 1946 and lived in Macclenny for nearly 30 years before moving to Lake Butler.

Mr. Zeigler is survived by son Keith (Tabatha) Zeigler; grandchild Kriston Zeigler; brothers Charles (Diane) Collins of Glen St. Mary and Michael Zeigler of Brooker; sister Brenda Hunter and mother Norma Poole of Las Vegas, Nev.; and companion Judy Smith of Lake Butler.

The funeral service was held on February 18 at Praise Christian Assembly Church in Graham, FL with Jay Jethro officiating.

Ester Yonn, 70, of Moniac, GA

Ester Mae “Maw Maw” Yonn, 70, died Monday, February 13, 2012. She was born August 24, 1941 in Moniac, GA to the late Enoch and Ruby Raulerson Burnsed. Maw Maw worked as a supervisor at Stone Container Bag Plant in Yulee and was a member of Moniac Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years Brownie; children Walter Yonn and Ann Mullen.

Survivors include son Timothy Yonn (Angie) of Fernandina Beach; daughter Denise Norflect of Yulee; brothers Willard Burnsed (Florence) and Wade Burnsed (Deloris) of McRae, GA; sister Ruth Bates (Bill) of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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