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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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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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