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Don Kicklighter of Jacksonville

Donald “Don” Raymond Kicklighter Jr., 56, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville, died on October 3, 2012 at his residence with family by his side. He was born in Jacksonville on August 18, 1956 to the late Donald Raymond Kicklighter Sr. and Gloria Dean Rhoden Kicklighter. He was the owner and operator of Kicklighter Construction,  an entrepreneurial extraordinaire and was always talking on the phone.

Mr. Kicklighter was a member of the motorcycle escort team with the Shriners of Jacksonville. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, hanging out with friends and serving the Lord. Don also loved watching classic western movies and listening to classic country music.

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James Raulerson, 56, of Maxville dies

James Harley Raulerson, 56, of Maxville died on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring with family and friends at his side. He was born in Baker County the son of the late Harley and Victoria Hodges Raulerson. He was a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry who enjoyed fishing, hunting, restoring old cars, and spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Raulerson is survived by  wife Gloria Raulerson; sons Harley and Clinton Ray Raulerson; daughter Victoria J. (Tracy Thomas) Raulerson, all of Maxville; sisters Bernice Whitehead and Glenda (Esco) Starling of Macclenny; three grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.

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Ralph Sigers, 91, funeral October 11

Ralph C. Sigers, 91, of Macclenny died on October 8, 2012 at W. Frank Wells Nursing Home with family by his side. He was born on December 24, 1920 in Alto, GA to the late John W. and Serena Thrift Sigers, and lived in Baker County all his life. He was a charter member of Christian Fellowship Temple and loved to spend time farming, working on electronics and was dedicated to his family and church.

Mr. Sigers was an electronics technician at NAS Jacksonville and served his country proudly in the United States Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Susie Sigers; son David C. Sigers; brothers Elzy and Marvin Sigers.

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Lavon Wilkerson, drove school bus

Lavon Mikell Wilkerson, 80, of Macclenny died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at  Macclenny Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 21, 1932 in Baker County to the late Solomon Mikell and Evelyn Pierce Mikell. Mrs. Wilkerson was a school bus driver in Baker County for 19 years and loved to tell stories about all the children she loved. She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandchildren.

Mrs. Wilkerson enjoyed time with her son Windell riding in the hunting lease, fishing with her son Wayne, doing ceramics with her daughter Hollie, spending good quality time with Billy and going to yard sales with her youngest daughter Susan. She enjoyed talking about the old moonshine days in Baker County, crocheting blankets, fishing, crabbing and spending time in her flower gardens. She loved her cats and dogs, raising all types of birds, and helping stray animals. She was preceded in death by her husband L.E. Wilkerson in 2004 and son-in-law James Ivey.

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