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Nathan L. Baker of Glen dies at 80

Nathan L. Baker, 80, of Glen St. Mary died Monday, November 5, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville following an extended illness. He was born in Chipley, FL and lived in Tampa and Baldwin before moving to Glen St. Mary in 1967. He was the son of the late George H. and Rosie Belle Womble Baker and the widower of Pansy B. Baker. He was a refrigeration mechanic with Fruit Growers Express in Baldwin for over 27 years until retirement.

Mr. Baker was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macclenny, an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and a former volunteer with the Baldwin Fire Department who enjoyed wood working, flying model airplanes and visiting craft shows.

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Richard Hartley, father of Glen man

Richard Everett Hartley Sr., 80, died on Thursday, November 8, 2012. He was born June 30, 1932 in Jacksonville to the late Everett and Juanita Woodcock Hartley. Richard was a retired veteran of the United States Air Force with 20 years of service as a master crew chief on B-52 bombers. He was an avid Gator fan, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be dearly missed by all.

Mr. Hartley is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phlou; son Richard Hartley Jr. (Pam) of Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Melissa Elliott (Joshua) and Stacey Hartley; great-grandchild Harlow Elliott; a host of other relatives and friends.

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Rose Monte, 68, rites at N. Prong

Rose Pate Thompson-Monte, 68, of Jacksonville died Thursday, November 8, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center South  following an extended illness. She was born in Asheville, NC and resided in Jacksonville the past 40 years. She was preceded in death by parents Jack and Cora Lee Pate Edwards Creason. She was a homemaker and a very independent lady.

Mrs. Monte is survived by husband John S. Monte Jr. of Jacksonville; daughters Mary (Donald) Noles and Sharon Canady, both of Jacksonville, Sherry Lynn (Victor) Fitchie of Moniac, GA, Robin Mann of Jacksonville, Shanna (Alan) Secrest of Taylor; son Jerry Banks of Bakersville, NC; step-son, John S. Monte III of Glen St. Mary; sisters Della Tucker of Hendersonville, NC, Norma Jean Raines of Swananowa, NC, Wilma Lee Eady of Belton, SC and Lucille Canaday of Callahan; brothers Ronnie Fox of Walnut, NC and Michael Edwards of Henderson, NC; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service was held at 3 pm on November 11 at North Prong Cemetery with Rev. Micky Mixon of Jacksonville officiating. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Darlene Lauramore, 53, of Macclenny dies

Darlene Lauramore, 53, of Sanderson died on November 6, 2012 at the Morris Center for Caring in Jacksonville with family by her side. She was born in Macclenny on July 27, 1959 to the late Kenny Wilkerson and Evelyn Combs Wilkerson. Darlene was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. She graduated from Baker County High School in 1977 and retired from Prudential Life Insurance as a claims adjuster after 21 years of dedicated service. She enjoyed writing poems and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sister Linda Crews, brother Ronald Wilkerson and granddaughter Emily Binion.

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