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Mrs. Higginbotham of Glen St. Mary

Mary “Mamie” Higginbotham, 83, of Glen St. Mary died August 5, 2012 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles Staier and Rose Pffier Staier. She has been a resident of Baker County since 1939 and was a member of Raiford Road Church. She enjoyed crafts, reading, cooking, yard selling, sewing and most of all, spending time with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, John David “J.D.” Higginbotham  Sr. of Glen St. Mary; children Sherilyn (Terry) Reynolds, John David “J.D.” (Kay) Higginbotham Jr., Richard “Ricky” Allen Higginbotham, all of Glen St. Mary; sister Ida Starling of Keystone Heights; grandchildren, Deedra (Ronnie) Dinkins, Becki (Jamie) Raulerson, John David “Davey” (Christina) Higginbotham III, Bryan (Jenna) Higginbotham and Richard “Ricky” Higginbotham Jr.; 13 great grandchildren.

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Ronald Johnson, 69, of Macclenny

Ronald Harold Johnson, 69, of Macclenny died August 3, 2012 at his friend’s home. He was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on April 10, 1943 to the late Harold S. Johnson and Mary Francis Mikclo Johnson. Ronald has been a resident of Macclenny for 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on his property. He was preceded in death by his son David Michael Johnson.

Survivors include sons Ronald Troy Johnson and Korey Johnson both of Jacksonville; his sister Lynn; granddaughter, Romi Gayle Johnson.

V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

Hector Osle, 62, a native of Cuba

Hector L. Osle, 62, of Glen St. Mary died August 5, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Havana, Cuba on December 17, 1949. Hector has been a resident of Glen St. Mary since 2003 after moving from Miami. He was employed in sales and customer services for many years at Interline Brands in Jacksonville.

Hector was a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen St. Mary where he was active in the men’s ministry and online ministry. He was an avid Miami Hurricane fan, loved telling jokes and  enjoyed watching the Food Network and Yard Crashers.

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William Rhoden, 55, of Jacksonville

William B. (Jaybird) Rhoden, 55, died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Bruce was born January 12, 1957 in Jacksonville, Florida to Billy and Lennie Rhoden. He was preceded in death by his father,  brother Eddie Rhoden and  great-nephew Luke Burnsed.

Survivors include his loving mother, brother David Rhoden (Jackie), sisters Karen Carter (Joe) and Vicky Lorick (Harold); 11 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed and was truly loved by all who knew him. The funeral service was held on Sunday, August 5 at 3 pm at Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Interment followed at Riverside Memorial Park in Jacksonville.

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