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Talmage Sapp dies in Wyoming

Talmadge Ray Sapp, 74, of Rawlins, Wyoming died on January 4, 2013 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, in Sanderson to parents Nancy (Crews) and Woodrow W. Sapp. He was  a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, hunting, writing short stories and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Sara M. Sapp; children Cheryl Verplancke, Steve (Kathryn) Sapp and Carrie (Eric) Beck;  grandchildren Jared and Alec Verplancke, Samuel and Keenan Sapp, and Ryan and Savannah Beck; sister Dorris Burnsed.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Gary Sapp.

A funeral was held on Wednesday January 9 at 4 pm in the chapel at Carbon County Funeral Home in Rawlins, WY.

Charney Rhoden, was retired farmer

Charney Ellis Rhoden Sr.,  84, of Sanderson died on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Mr. Rhoden was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Baker County. He loved working, farming and gardening, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Mr. Rhoden was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Georgia Faye.

He is survived by sons Charney (Joy) Rhoden Jr, Eddie (Vanessa) Rhoden, Michael Rhoden and Jamie (Brenda) Rhoden, all of Sanderson; daughter Pam Rhoden of Sanderson; brother Gary (Roberta) Kirkland of Elkton, FL; sisters Sherry (Jim) Rubel of Jacksonville and Kay (Donald) Combs of Macclenny; ten grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mr. Rhoden was held 2 pm on Saturday, January 5 at the Christian Fellowship Temple in Macclenny, FL with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson. Forbes Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Padgett, 70, dies in Texas

Gloria Morine Padgett, 70, of Kingwood, Texas died on December 30, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Houston with family by her side. She was born in Jacksonville on January 11, 1942 to the late James M. Coleman and Inez Boyd Coleman. Gloria was raised in Baker County and graduated from Paxon High School in 1961. She was a resident of Kingwood since 2002 after moving from Columbus, OH. She enjoyed being a caretaker to all her family and friends and being an active member of the Girl Scouts as a leader and trainer. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Coleman.

Mrs. Padgett is survived by her loving children Elizabeth J. Buckner of Casselberry, FL, Robert A. Padgett of Houston, TX, Keith (Cathy) Padgett of Holly Springs, NC and Debra L. Padgett of Houston; sisters Madge Newman of Houston and Sharon Coleman of Columbus, OH; grandchildren Kathrine Buckner, Krystal Buckner, Jason Padgett, Brandon Padgett and Samantha Padgett.

A graveside service held on Friday, January 4 at 3 pm at South Prong Cemetery with Elder Jimmie Thornton officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Clyde Johns dies at 101 years old

Clyde Whitter Johns, 101, of Sanderson, FL died January 6, 2013 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mr. Johns was born in Charlton County, GA on July 18, 1911 to the late Charney H. Johns and Mattie Dowling Johns. He has been a lifelong resident of Baker County, where he was a member of the Baker County Cattlemen Association. Mr. Johns enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and tending to his cattle and hogs. He was a lifelong farmer and loved being outdoors.

Mr. Johns was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, R.O. Coleman Johns and his son, Malcolm Kelly Johns. 

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