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Lois Bridges, 65, of Glen St. Mary

Lois Lee Bridges, 65, of Glen St. Mary died December 26, 2011. She was born in Naples to the late Gerald Chesser and Myrtle Kirkland on September 24, 1946. She was a resident of Baker County after moving from Brandon, FL in 1990 and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Lois was owner and operator of L & L Kennels for 20 years and enjoyed raising and breeding dogs and birds. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, making ceramics and crafts, yard sales and over the years was very active in the youth department at church. 

Survivors include husband of 42 years Doyal H. Bridges of Glen St. Mary; children Lonnie L. (Lauren) Bridges of Brandon, FL and LaSondra L. Bridges of Glen St. Mary; brothers Leonard and Lonnie Chesser, both of Naples; sister Virginia Sparks of Arkansas; grandchildren LaTianna Bridges-Miracle and Lucian Bridges-Miracle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service will be held on Friday December 30 at 2 pm at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services chapel in Macclenny.  Interment will follow in South Prong Cemetery in Sanderson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 12-2 pm at the funeral home.

Richard Smith, 52, of Jacksonville

Richard D. Smith, 52, of Jacksonville, died Monday, November 14, 2011. He was born January 2, 1959 in Jacksonville. He was a kind and loving man who enjoyed fishing and camping. He was an avid Florida Gator fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Mr. Smith was a member of Moose Lodge 455 but spent the last few years at Moose Lodge 2412 in Macclenny. He was preceded in death by his father John D. Smith.

Survivors include mother Dorothy L. (Larry) Scott; brother Michael R. (Melanie) Smith; nephews Michael Smith, John Nugent, Jeremy Nugent, and Kyle Leach; niece Kendall (Ryan) Apelquist; his best pal and dog Pewee.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm, January 7 at the home of Don and Lucille Fraze, 10733 Small Branch Trail, Glen St. Mary with Randy and Rolland Fraze officiating. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Issac Dixon Jr., 79, of Margaretta

Issac Dixon, 79, of Margaretta died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Haven Hospice in Lake City. He was educated in the school system of Suwannee County and worked many years in the pulpwood industry. He was preceded in death by his parents Issac Dixon Sr. and Essie Mae Coaldmon.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Jannie Lee Dixon; children Shirley Givens and Wanda Paige of Sanderson, Claretha Dallas of Kingsland, GA, Daniel Dixon of Bessemer, AL, Anne Bellamy of McCrae, GA, Darlene Dixon, Harriet Herring and Robert Dixon of Macclenny, Issac Dixon III, Charles Dixon and Jermaine Dixon of Margaretta.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 24 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny with Elder Joe Nathan Ruise officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 23 from 5-7 pm at the church.

Terry McKinney, 55, of Macclenny

Terry “Schofield” McKinney Sr., 55, of Macclenny died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. He was born to the late Walter Snipes and Francis Jones on January 6, 1956. He was educated in the schools of Baker County and worked at Rudolph’s Christmas tree farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-fathers Miles McKinney and Lee Jones and brother Miles McKinney.

Survivors include companion Denese Williams; son Terry McKinney Jr., daughter Nekisha McKinney; brother Michael McKinney; step-brothers Leo and Solomon Jones; step-grandmother Hattie Perry of Jacksonville; a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, great-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews, grandchildren, cousins and others.

The funeral service will be December 24 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am before the service.

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