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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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Funeral Friday for Luta Kilgo, 87

Alice Luta Poythress Kilgo, 87, of Macclenny died on November 11, 2012 at her residence with family by her side. She was born in Sumter County, AL on February 10, 1925 to the late Charles Poythress and Minnie Mitchell Poythress. Luta was raised in Baker County, and was the oldest continuous member of the  First United Methodist Church of Macclenny. She graduated from Emory University School of Nursing in 1947 and worked at Emory University Hospital until early 1956. After a career break to raise children she worked at Northeast Florida State Hospital and retired after many years of dedicated service.

Mrs. Kilgo enjoyed reading, sewing, playing cards and traveling. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Dr. Frank D. Kilgo and sisters Helen Vernon Brinson, Sarah Elizabeth Torode and Erin Moore Jones.

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Marvin Anderson, 69, of Sanderson

Marvin Edward Anderson,  69, of Sanderson died on November 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Bartow, Florida on August 7, 1943 to Ollie Mae Peace Anderson and the late James L. Anderson. He has been a resident of Sanderson since 1997 after moving from Ft. Lauderdale. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines and  enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Anderson and daughter Kimberly Azate.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his mother,  of Delray Beach, FL; children Denise (Elliot) Cineron of Ft. Lauderdale, Neisa Anderson of GA, and Eddie Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers James (Marge) Anderson of Pembroke Pines, FL and Thomas J. (Jean) Anderson of Baxley, GA; sisters Jeanette (Jim) Hanes of Delray Beach and Linda Anderson of Fayetteville, NC;  grandchildren Naomi, Alexis, and Donovan.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 9 at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Combs dies November 2

Elizabeth Anne Combs, 66, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 2 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided there until moving to Macclenny fourteen years ago.

Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jette H. Slone Beatty Jr. She was preceded in death by stepson Windol Combs Jr.

She was a claims co-ordinator at Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Combs was a Protestant and loved her family and grandchildren, animals and working in her garden.

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