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Betty Sidbeck, 85, nurse at NEFSH

Betty Kinney Sidbeck, 85, of Lake City died on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Countryside Manor assisted living facility. She was born in Lime Ridge, Wisconsin in 1927 to the late Rudy Kinney and Hazel Jackson Kinney. Ms. Sidbeck lived in Lake City since 1989 having moved there from Phoenix, Arizona and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Ms Sidbeck was a registered nurse and retired in 1999 from the Northeast Florida State Hospital in Macclenny. She was a Protestant.

Survivors include her son Gary Lee Holeman of Lake City;  brother William Kinney of Aurora, IL; granddaughter Michelle Deignan of Phoenix; great-grandchildren Josephine and Paige Deignan of Phoenix.

No memorial service is scheduled at this time. Guerry Funeral Home of Lake City was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Redd, 41, service Sept. 15

Mary Courtney Redd, 41, of Jacksonville died August 24, 2012 after a brief illness. She is survived by her father J.J. Swanson and step-mother Sylvia Swanson; mother Melanie Beckham of Mobile, AL; son Justin; many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A brief memorial service will be held at Collins Chapel in Baldwin on Saturday, September 15 at 5:30 pm.

Lugene Ruise dies September 7

Lugene Ruise, 47, died on September 7, 2012 at Community Hospice of Jacksonville. He was born in Margaretta on March 27, 1965 to the late Wilford Ruise Sr. and Louis Wilson. He later moved to Baconton, GA and faithfully attended Victory Tabernacle in Albany, GA until his death. Mr. Ruise is preceded in death by his father, brother Wilford Ruise Jr. and sister Lounetta Ruise.

He is survived by his wife Connie Ruise; his mother of Macclenny; sisters Lillian Ellis (James) and Betty Ann Holmes of Margaretta, Mary Givens (Willie) of Lake City, Karen Thomas and Lelia Major of Macclenny; brothers Samuel Ruise Sr., Ulysee Ruise, both of Baconton, Steven Ruise (Tina) and Charles Ruise, both of Macclenny; aunts Cleo Ruise of Margaretta and Alice Fuller of  Arlington, GA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Ralph Self, 79, of Macclenny

Ralph Self, 79, of Macclenny died on September 3, 2012. Mr. Self was born in Macclenny on November 28, 1932 to the late Charles Branson “C.B.” Self and Estelle Newmans Self Williams. He was a United States Navy veteran who proudly served his country in the Korean War as a radioman with the U.S. Navy Hurricane Hunters. He retired as a truck driver with Central Truck Lines Inc. of Jacksonville and was a resident of Macclenny the past 41 years. Ralph was a jokester, a hard worker, enjoyed playing the guitar, loved going to gospel sings and roller skating, but most of all spending time with his family and friends. He is predeceased by his brothers Branson Self and Johnny Williams.

Mr. Self is survived by children Connie (Odell) Griffis of Glen St. Mary, Don (Brenda) Self and Sandra Jean Dyke of Macclenny, Richard (Janice) Self of Jacksonville; brothers and sisters Jessie Williams of Macclenny, George (Kathy) Williams of Glen St. Mary, Shirley (Danny) Paige and Velma Gatlin of Macclenny, Charlie Branson (Brenda) Self III of Hickory, NC; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; longtime friends Jim (Margaret) Easton of Cutler, IL and John Henry Johns of Olustee.

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