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Virginia Johnson, 101

Virginia Johnson, 101, loved sewing Virginia Phillips Johnson, 101, of Macclenny died June 30, 2012. Ms. Johnson was born in Lawrenceville, Virginia to the late James Fletcher Phillips and Elizabeth Seward Phillips on March 31, 1911.

She was a resident of Baker County for the last 15 years and a member of Maxville Baptist Church. Ms. Johnson loved sewing, gardening and yard work. She was predeceased by her husbands: Francis Kerfoot of 50 years and Bill Johnson; her son Frank Kerfoot and her granddaughter Debbie Branch.

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Amy Stavely, 40, avid Gator fan

Amy Elizabeth Stavely, age 40 of Glen St. Mary, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012.

She was an avid Florida Gator fan and known for her outgoing personality. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She was well loved by her family and will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her parents: Neal and Eileen Stavely; grandparents: Jimmie and Nina Davis; brother: Jamie Stavely; sister: Alicia (Brad) Hodges; niece: Jamie Lynn (Ridge) Sweat; nephews: Hunter Stavely, Wyatt Crews, Bo Hodges, Garrett Stavely, Cooper Hodges, and Hudson Hodges. Numerous other family and friends also survive.

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Thelma Norman of Sanderson dies

Thelma W. Norman, 92, of Sanderson died on Friday, June 22, 2012. A lifelong resident of Baker County, Ms. Norman was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, going out to eat, shopping and listening to gospel music.

She is survived by her sons Daryl (Cheryl) Norman and Melvin (Joy) Norman of Glen St. Mary, Jerry (Zola) Norman of Sanderson, Auzzie Norman of Madison, Riley (Theresa) Norman and Reggie Norman, both of Middleburg, and Kelly (April) Norman of Baldwin; daughters Inez (Gerald) Bennett of Gainesville, Bernice (Bobby) Crawford of Glen St. Mary, and Jane (Leslie) Weathington of Sanderson; sisters Rosa Lee Rhoden of Baldwin and Mary Lee (Ray) Bennett of Gainesville; 150-plus grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

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Ray Linster, 74, auto shop owner

Raymond Charles Linster, 74, of Taylor died on June 24, 2012. He was born in Dickinson, North Dakota to the late Domnic Linster and Kathryn Biel Linster on July 4, 1937.  Ray was a resident of Baker County for the last 50 years and honorably served in the U.S. Navy for four years. He was a mechanic for over 50 years and the owner and operator of Rays Auto Repair in Macclenny for 25 years. He loved racing, antique cars, rod runs and cruise-in car shows. 

Survivors include his loving wife Carolyn Godwin Linster of Taylor; children Rebecca (Dennis) Snow of Macclenny, Patrick (Christy) Linster, Ramona (Richard) Ossi and Nicole Linster, all  of Jacksonville, Amber Linster of Taylor; brother Henry Linster of Berryville, VA; sisters June Anton of Sacramento, CA and Betty Schulz of Eagle, Idaho; grandchildren Zachary (Daniela) Snow of Germany, Megan (Brad) Patterson, Regan Snow, Kris (Anna) Linster, Colt Linster, Madeline Ossi, Ansley Ossi and Dakota Ray Linster.

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