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Graveside rites for Mrs. Motherwell

Rosemary Motherwell, 68, of Sanderson died on Tuesday, October 16 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville after an extended illness. She was a native of Memphis, TN and resided in Green Cove Springs before moving to Sanderson in 1994. Mrs. Motherwell was a manager at several McDonald’s restaurants until her retirement after 29 years of service. She was a poll worker at the Baxter precinct and enjoyed reading and cleaning houses, both her own and those of family.

She was the widow of John Arthur Motherwell and is survived by daughter Roseanne (Chuck) Austin of Green Cove Springs; son Robert (Brenda) Allen of St. Augustine; grandchildren Amada Allen and Emily Allen; siblings Bobbie, Sue and Johnny; close friend Jessie Harvey.

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Bernice Green, 86, of Macclenny dies

Bernice Milton Green, 86, of Macclenny died on October 5, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab with family by her side. She was born in Baker County on November 28, 1925 to the late Verge Dupont Walker and Myrtie Taylor Walker Rowe. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Baker County and the longest consistent member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny where she taught Sunday school for 26 years. She was very active in the “Golden Circle” Sunday school class for 12 years and at the time of her death was a member of “The Redeemer” Sunday school class.

Mrs. Green graduated from Macclenny High School in 1943 as valedictorian. She was the owner and operator of Modern Beauty Salon for 50 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled with The Lady Bugs league of Jacksonville for many years. Bernice enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping in the Smoky Mountains. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Shannon Ray Green, Jr.; sons-in-law Sherrel Williams and Danny Lamb; brother Vernon Walker; step-sisters Carolyn Jones and Myrna Davis.

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William Granger dies October 16th

William S. Granger Jr. died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born on September 12, 1939 in Birmingham, AL. He retired from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue as a captain after 32 years and had many acquaintances in Baker County. He was a member of River Road Baptist Church in Hilliard. Mr. Granger was a very beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlie Faye Granger; daughters Marie Wells (Charlie) and Teresa Harnage; sons William S. Granger III (Patty) and Chris Granger (Jackie); six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Norma Foss dies on October 13th

Norma Lee Foss of Baxter, formerly of Jacksonville, died peacefully at home on October 13, 2012.

She loved her family, God and is now with her Savior in Heaven. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her. Norma is preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Melvin Foss, and her sister, Elizabeth Cosby. She is survived by sons David Foss (Nancy) and Daniel; daughters Norma (Dennis) and Connie (Harold); brother John L. Yonn; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

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