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‘Jack’ Taylor, 76, dies October 9th

John T. “Jack” Taylor, 76, of Baldwin died on October 9, 2012 in Jacksonville. He was born on December 5, 1935 in Brantley, AL to the late Henry Marvin Taylor and former Lillie Pearl Burnett.

Mr. Taylor is survived by daughter Chabrier Walker; sisters Sarah (Edmond) Williams and Willie Mae (Lawrence) Keys, both of Plant City, Florida; brother Luther Burnett of Plant City; special friend Inez Deboblabon; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by brother John Henry Taylor. He was dearly loved and a good friend to many, and will be missed.

A graveside service for Mr. Taylor was held at 11 am Friday, October 19, 2012 at Piney Grove Cemetery in Baldwin with pastor Gene Billon officiating.

Doris Rielly, 96, was retired nurse

Doris Braddock Rielly, 96, of Glen St. Mary died October 20, 2012 at Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville. She was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 27, 1915 to the late Arthur Collins and Lucille Collins and was raised in Jacksonville after moving there in 1925. She attended and graduated from Jacksonville Tech in 1955 as a licensed practical nurse and worked at Baptist Memorial Hospital and later at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.

Doris became a member of San Jose Baptist Church in Jacksonville in 1980. She enjoyed reading, crafts, and traveling and will always be remembered as a loving mother to her three sons. She was preceded in death by three husbands, LH “Dick” Braddock, Walter Richardson and JW “Jim” Rielly; sons Richard L. “Dickie” and Robert E. “Bob” Braddock; sisters Donna C. Haddock and Ester Collins Thompson; brother Lester Collins;  grandsons James L. “Jimmy” and Daryl C. Braddock.

She is survived by her loving son and caregiver since 2004, Jerry Braddock of Glen St. Mary; daughter-in-law Joyce Braddock of Glen St. Mary; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday October 24 at 11 am at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville with Pastor Perry Hays officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Doris’ name to a favorite charity or organization. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Pamela Pelt, 42, BCHS graduate

Pamela Kathleen Pelt, 42, of Lake City died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. She was born on Christmas Day, 1969 to Robert W. Pelt and Shirley Ann Blanton Pelt. She was raised in Macclenny and was a graduate of Baker County High School class of 1990. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Lake City and was preceded in death by her mother in 1994.

Survivors include her parents, Robert W. Pelt (Mary) of Gainesville; brother Gary Pelt of Alachua; sister Sherri McQueen (Brian) of Brunswick, GA; nephew John McQueen of Brunswick; numerous extended family and friends.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 at her church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church in memory of Ms Pelt. Memorialization by cremantion. Guerry Funeral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Hartley, 88, funeral on Friday

Amy Lucille Hartley, 88, a lifelong resident of Glen St. Mary, died October 23, 2012 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home with family at her side. She was born in Glen St. Mary on September 21, 1924 to the late Grover Cleveland Norton and Trudie Holt Norton. Lucille retired in 1986 after 13 years as a certified nursing assistant at Northeast Florida State Hospital and worked at the Baker County Council on Aging for many years. She was a member of Manntown Congregational Holiness Church and enjoyed cooking, loving and helping others, traveling to the mountains, spending time with her family and booking events and traveling with Rushing Wind Quartet.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Marcus Hartley; sons Larry Hartley and J.C. Hartley; granddaughter Amy Ash;  sister Virginia Eddy; brothers Milledge, Emmitt, Carl, and G.L. Norton.

She is survived by her sons, Mark (Ronda) Hartley of Glen St. Mary, Jimmy (Pam) Hartley of Macclenny, and Edwin (Darlene) Hartley of Glen St. Mary;  daughter Nancy (Joe) Ash of Macclenny; brother Ray Norton of Jacksonville; sisters Virla Long and Carlene Ashton, both of Ocala, and Geraldine Murray of NC; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Mrs. Hartley will be held on Friday, October 26 at 11 am at her church with pastors David Hodges and Mark Woods officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 25 from 6-8 pm at the church. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

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