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Betty Wallace, 79, of Knoxville

Betty Jean Wallace, 79, of Knoxville, Tennessee and formerly of Macclenny, died at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville on January 13, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. She was a Baptist and a beautiful, wonderful and loving mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by parents Thad and Daisy Reynolds of Macclenny. 

She is survived by her best friend of 59 years, Arthur Wallace of Knoxville; children Steve (Ann) Wallace of Columbus, Georgia, Mike (Mary) Wallace of Knoxville, Julie (Art) Gray of Nashville, Tennessee, Jennifer (Gregg) Wilkie of Paragould, Arkansas, Bobby (Michelle) Wallace and Shannon (Bob) Winkel, both of Knoxville; brother Terry (Shirlyn) Reynolds of Macclenny; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

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Susie Mae West of Glen St. Mary

Susie Mae West, 85, of Glen St. Mary died on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Frank Wells Nursing Home in Macclenny. She was born in Bethlehem, Florida in 1927 and was the last living child of the late William Angus and Margaret Lou Nita Dees Lee. Mrs. West was raised in West Florida and lived in Baker County since 1964. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Macclenny and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Wilson Bowlin, her second husband Grady West and son Dwayne Bowlin.

Survivors include son Tommy Bowlin (Yvonne) of Jacksonville;  daughters Gail McCray (Jerry) of Mayo, Patsy Yarborough of Glen St. Mary and Gena Davis (Ricky) of Macclenny; daughter-in-law Derida Kay Townsend of Cleveland, TN; 12 grandchildren; 37  great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 23 at 2 pm in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home in Macclenny with Rev. Josh Potts, pastor of the First Assembly of God in Macclenny, officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service.

Frankie Pipkins, a NEFSH retiree

Frankie Mae Cruce Pipkins, 62, of Glen St. Mary died on Thursday, January 17, 2013 after a lengthy illness. A longtime Baker County resident, Ms. Pipkins retired from Northeast Florida State Hospital, where she was a supervisor for over twenty years. She was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Macclenny and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by sons Charles (Erica) Pipkins and Frank (Rena) Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Daniel (Pia) Dugger of Boynton Beach, Matthew Lindsey of Baxter and Michael Donley of Fort Leavenworth, KS; daughters Chrystal Pipkins of Glen St. Mary, Michelle Crews and Megan Donley, both of Baxter; brothers Quincy (Dee) Cruce of Fleming Island, Marvin (Rosemary) Cruce of Georgia, Marcus (Cindy) Cruce of Tennessee, Frank (Beth) Cruce of Lake Butler and George (Linda) Cruce of Starke; sisters Eula Mae Carlton, Gennell Starling and Gertrude (Duane) Griffis of Starke, Virginia (Tommy) Linzy, Lucinda Batten, and Berniece Duncan of Lawtey, Gertie Faye Noegel of Kingsley Lake and Cathern (Arnie Gene) Duncan of Woodville, FL; grandchildren Bruce, Josh and Brittney Clough, Treston and Allysa Pipkins, Emily Straining, Devon Dugger and Brianna Crews; numerous nieces, nephews, adopted children and grandchildren.

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Infant Luffman funeral January 11

Infant Jaxson Ray Luffman of Macclenny died on Friday, January 11, 2013. He will be forever loved and missed by his family.

He is survived by parents Austin and Jiselle Luffman; sisters Savannah and Raeleigh Luffman; grandparents Randy and Dawn Luffman, all of Macclenny; Chad and Jeanna Field and John and Jean Oman of Jacksonville; great-grandmothers Elaine Griffis of Macclenny and Betty Lou Luffman of North Carolina; great-grandfather Daniel Field of Jacksonville; great-great-grandmothers Martha Griffis of Baldwin and Jennie Oman of California; numerous aunts, uncles and other family members.

The funeral service was held at 11 am on Tuesday, January 15 at Raiford Road Church in Macclenny with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Forbes Funeral Home in Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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