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Robert Brown Jr., 51, of Jacksonville

William Robert Brown Jr., 51, died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born March 22, 1961 and was a native and life-long resident of Jacksonville. The son of the late William and Mary Wade Brown, Robert was a master electrician and worked with Allstate Electric Company and for Munson and Bryan Electric Company, Inc. at the time of his death. Robert was a hard worker and was well liked by all who knew him. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and will be dearly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife of 30-plus years, Barbara; son Robert Adam Brown; daughter Regina Brown; brother Blaney Brown of Macclenny; sisters Carol Brown, Shirley Young, Trudie Brown, all of Macclenny, and Lanie Thornton (Nathan) of Jacksonville; mother-in-law Joann Godwin of Jacksonville; brother-in-law Robert Godwin; three grandchildren; numerous  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A graveside service for Mr. Brown was held on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 am at Manning Cemetery in Jacksonville with Rev. Freddie Griffis officiating. The family received friends at the graveside starting at 10 am. Cedar Bay Funeral Home of Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements

Graveside rites for Mrs. Motherwell

Rosemary Motherwell, 68, of Sanderson died on Tuesday, October 16 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring in Jacksonville after an extended illness. She was a native of Memphis, TN and resided in Green Cove Springs before moving to Sanderson in 1994. Mrs. Motherwell was a manager at several McDonald’s restaurants until her retirement after 29 years of service. She was a poll worker at the Baxter precinct and enjoyed reading and cleaning houses, both her own and those of family.

She was the widow of John Arthur Motherwell and is survived by daughter Roseanne (Chuck) Austin of Green Cove Springs; son Robert (Brenda) Allen of St. Augustine; grandchildren Amada Allen and Emily Allen; siblings Bobbie, Sue and Johnny; close friend Jessie Harvey.

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Bernice Green, 86, of Macclenny dies

Bernice Milton Green, 86, of Macclenny died on October 5, 2012 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab with family by her side. She was born in Baker County on November 28, 1925 to the late Verge Dupont Walker and Myrtie Taylor Walker Rowe. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Baker County and the longest consistent member of First Baptist Church of Macclenny where she taught Sunday school for 26 years. She was very active in the “Golden Circle” Sunday school class for 12 years and at the time of her death was a member of “The Redeemer” Sunday school class.

Mrs. Green graduated from Macclenny High School in 1943 as valedictorian. She was the owner and operator of Modern Beauty Salon for 50 years. She was an avid bowler and bowled with The Lady Bugs league of Jacksonville for many years. Bernice enjoyed traveling, fishing and camping in the Smoky Mountains. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Shannon Ray Green, Jr.; sons-in-law Sherrel Williams and Danny Lamb; brother Vernon Walker; step-sisters Carolyn Jones and Myrna Davis.

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William Granger dies October 16th

William S. Granger Jr. died on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born on September 12, 1939 in Birmingham, AL. He retired from Jacksonville Fire and Rescue as a captain after 32 years and had many acquaintances in Baker County. He was a member of River Road Baptist Church in Hilliard. Mr. Granger was a very beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charlie Faye Granger; daughters Marie Wells (Charlie) and Teresa Harnage; sons William S. Granger III (Patty) and Chris Granger (Jackie); six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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