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Mrs. Raulerson, Friday service

Elzia Starling Raulerson of Vancouver, WA passed away at home surrounded by family on March 12, 2011. She was born September 28, 1916 in Baxter to William and Minnie Starling.

After working for 20 years at Anchor Hocking Glass Factory in Jacksonville she retired to Vancouver, which she called ‘God’s Country’. While in Vancouver she worked in the distribution department of The Columbian, where she was publicly honored for her dedication. Elzia enjoyed crafting quilts, jigsaw puzzles, making doll clothing, and sightseeing. She was always full of life and always had a colorful and unconventional tale to tell everyone.
Elzia was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Clyde Raulerson, her parents, three daughters, one son, two brothers and a sister.
Survivors include daughter Laura Harris; sons Benny, Johnny, Jimmy, Clyde, and Edward; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren surviving her.

A celebration of her life will be held April 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glen St. Mary Assembly of God in Glen St. Mary, with Pastor Paul Hale officiating, followed by inurnment at the North Prong Cemetery in Baker County, FL. Cascadia Cremation & Burial Services is in charge of local arrangements.
~When you love a grandma, the love is forever – because she is a part of you always~
Cathy, Randy, Billy & Destiny

City Commission’s May 10 agenda




May 10, 2011 6:00 PM



 A. Recognition of Robert Fletcher, Freddie Bennett and Terry Starling for an outstanding job on the Lowder Street Corridor and for their help in facilitating the joint effort of the County and City to make this project a success.
B. Proclamation declaring May 2011 “Older Americans Month”.
C. Proclamation declaring May 14th Korean & Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Day.
D. Margaret McGauley and Sam Kitchings will be present to discuss what is going on at the YMCA.
E. Approval of Resolution #11-08: a resolution for a memorandum of agreement between the City of Macclenny and Florida Department of Transportation for sidewalks for safe routes to schools.
F. First Reading of Ordinance No. 11-06: an ordinance creating Section 13-98 Fund Raising Yard Sales.
G. The City of Macclenny is pursuing condemnation of a mobile home located at 55 Barber Road Lot 10 owned by Kelvin Manning.
H. The City of Macclenny is pursuing condemnation of a home located at 383 Jerry Circle owned by Yaseen Valliani.
I. The City of Macclenny is pursuing condemnation of a home located at 615 S. 9th Street.

Living room goes ‘English’ the morning of vows

I thought I had been magically transported “across the pond” on Friday morning when I walked out into my living room at 7:00. There, sitting on my couch, were five women in pajamas, wearing flowered hats and drinking PG Tips tea (pinkies extended daintily) while eating scones.

“Pip, pip, cheerio!” said my wife as I wandered into the middle of Kelley’s Royal Wedding Watching Party. Most of the ladies had been there since 4:00 or 5:00 and were having a wonderful time.

“Are we going to find this party in a column?” asked Fay Sinclair as she nibbled on a cucumber sandwich.

“Oh, undoubtedly,” I responded as I got the coffee machine going. No PG Tips for me. “Do we have a bride?”

“Oh, yes,” said Alana Harvey, who was wearing her own Royal Wedding T-shirt. “They are signing the register.”

“Then I missed it?”

“You did,” said Marilyn Harrell. “But I’m sure you’ll get to see it again,” added Lil Smith.

It was a festive bunch and as Fay’s mother, Miss Fay, would have said in one of her columns, “A fine time was had by all.” Kelley had decorated with tule and pictures of the bride and groom. She brought out her English bone china that she and Alana bought in Scotland.


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Deborah Alford, 57, of Glen dies

Deborah Iris Alford, 57, of Glen St. Mary died May 1, 2011.

She was born in Jacksonville to the late A.Q. “Buster” Williams and Iris Dorman Williams on November 16, 1953. She was a life long resident of Baker County and a member of Cedar Creek Church.

Mrs. Alford loved her family, children, grandkids and friends. She enjoyed being outside, fishing and drawing. She was predeceased by grandson Justin.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Ray Alford of Glen St. Mary; children Jon (Julie) Theophile, Frank Theophile, Thomas Edward (Kelly) Alford and Brandi Ray Estep, all of Glen, Patsy (Marty) Kelly of Callahan, Teresa Alford and Tony Ray (Veronica) Alford of Macclenny; brother Michael Edward (Diane) Williams; sister Teresa (Donny) Jacobs; 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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