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Kimberly Carter, 59, of Sanderson

Kimberly Sue Carter, 59, of Sanderson died on June 10, 2013. She was born in Long Beach, CA on February 7, 1954 to Robert E. Hunt and Marjorie Lou Desselberger and was a resident in Baker County since 2000 when she moved from Jacksonville. She had a passion for the outdoors,  including four wheeling in the woods, hunting and fishing. She loved horses, even just watching them run. Kimberly was an avid cleaner, enjoyed cooking and taking cruises. She had such a competitive spirit with such a big heart and enjoyed her family and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Roberta Hunt. Read More »

William Bailey of Hilliard dies

William M. Bailey, 61, of Hilliard died peacefully on June 1, 2013 at Community Hospice in Jacksonville. He was born September 20, 1951 and was preceded in death by his daughter Betty Michele Painter. He is survived by daughters April (Lee) Waddell of Glen Saint Mary and Amy Garcia of Batesburg, SC; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; sister Janet (Andy) Milonas; brothers Jan, Jerry and Frank Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews. Read More »

Chester Wilber, 94, of Fleming Island

Chester Bruce Wilber, 94, died on April 4, 2013 in Fleming Island, FL. He was born December 29, 1918 to Chester and Inez Wilber in Rising Sun, IN. Chester is a WWII veteran and retired from the former Seaboard Coastline Railroad Company after 32 years of service. He lived for a time in Baker County, and often said his work on the railroad was a 32-year vacation as he absolutely loved it.

Mr. Wilber was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Ena M. Wilber, and his parents. He is survived by sons Elvin Wilber (Cathy) and Terry Wilber (Julia); grandchildren Christine Whitlock (Peter), Timothy Wilber (Melissa), Dana Varner (Travis), Jennifer Sumner (Matt), Trenton Wilber, John Barber, Jordan Barber; great-grandchildren Kyle Severance (Samantha) Sean Severance, Christopher Whitlock, Katie Whitlock, Dustin Wilber, Cassie Pour (Gary), Natalie Varner, Erin Varner and Rayelynn Barber; many nieces and nephews.

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Funeral is held­ here Monday for Mrs. Kicklighter

Beverly Patricia Kicklighter, 79, of Ft. White, Fla. died Monday, April 1 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following an extended illness. She was born in Jacksonville and spent most of her life in Lake City before moving back to Jacksonville. She was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Evelyn L. Seelbach Howard and the wife of the late Joseph Frank Kicklighter. She worked as a heavy equipment operator with the Orange County road department for over 20 years. She was a Baptist and enjoyed shopping and playing bingo.

She is survived by daughter Amanda Nicole Kicklighter of Jacksonville; sons William Thomas Kicklighter Sr. of Ocala, Allen Frank Kicklighter and Timmy Dale Kicklighter, both of Ft. White; sisters Charlene Pidgeon of Jacksonville and June Gonzales of Orlando; brother Bill Howard of Bunnell, Fla.; grandchildren William Thomas Kicklighter Jr., Samantha Marie Kicklighter and Jacob Moses Kicklighter of Jacksonville; ten great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held at 4 pm on Monday, April 8 in the chapel of Guerry Funeral Home  in Macclenny with Rev. Gregory Combs, pastor of the Baxter Community Baptist Church, officiating. Final disposition will be by cremation.

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