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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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Anna Moluf, 86, dies September 25

Anna Nicoletta Moluf, 86, of Jacksonville died on September 25, 2012 in Acosta-Rua Center for Caring. Mrs. Moluf was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1925 to the late Dominick and Louisa LaSasso Country. She retired in 1990 as a regional vice-president with Provident National Bank after 26 years. Mrs. Moluf moved to Macclenny in 2002 from Gainesville, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed singing, baking, crocheting, reading, doing puzzles, going to the movies and the casinos.

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Leo Smith, 68, was glass maker

Leo Edward Smith, 68, of Macclenny died on Tuesday, September 25 at his residence following an extended illness. He was a native of Franklin, Iowa and resided in Jacksonville before moving to Macclenny 23 years ago. Mr. Smith was a glass maker for 15 years with Anchor Hocking Glass in Jacksonville, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a warm, loving person who never met a stranger.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by parents Casper Paul Smith and Wanda Hazel Davis Smith, son Johnny Smith, daughter Sonya Denise Smith, brother Paul Smith and sister Twana McGee.

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Todd Walter, 57, service in Naples

Todd Rolfe Walter, 57, of Macclenny died on October 2, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville. He was born in Reading, PA on June 29, 1955 to Rudolph G. Walter and Marilyn M. Millere Walter. Todd was a confirmed Episcopalian who loved the outdoors. He played high school football and he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and snow skiing.

Survivors include his loving parents of Naples, FL; brothers James Simpson Walter and William Edmond Walter; his sister Amy Ann Brooks.

A memorial service will be held in Naples on the beach. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny was in charge of arrangements.

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