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Elaine Knadle, 89, missionary

Elaine Knadle, 89, died December 19, 2011.

She was 89 years old and is survived by four children and their spouses, two step-children, 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many other extended family members. Though she will be greatly missed in this world, all of her family rejoices and celebrates her transfer to heaven. She will be remembered for her goodness, her laughter, her encouragement, her fun-loving heart, and unbelievable walk of faith. Her love of family and love of God are known to all.

She lost her beloved husband in 1970, a tragedy which God used for good to begin a life-long ministry in evangelism. She traveled to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, Indonesia, Albania, India, and Mexico sharing the Gospel of Christ and starting churches in the jungles and small villages of these countries.

Ms. Knadle worked with local orphanages, traveled in the Indian Ocean in dug-out canoes, ministered to head-hunters and cannibals, stayed in a sealed room and wore a gas mask in Israel during the first Gulf War. She was among the first group to bring hope to Albania after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The funeral service will be at Giddens-Reed Funeral Home in Baldwin at 1 pm on Monday, December 26. Viewing is at 12:30 pm. Following that, a graveside service will be held at the Keystone Heights Cemetery on Hwy 100 at 3:30 pm. A fellowship dinner will follow at Freedom Baptist Church on Hwy 21.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to the Nainggolan Orphanage at Faith Life Ministries, c/o Rev. Keith Nellis, 10312 SW 128th PL., Miami, FL 33186. Please make checks out to Faith Life Ministries. Mother’s heart was in this ministry in Indonesia.

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.

Edward Brown of Glen St. Mary

Edward Jackson Brown, 72, of Glen St. Mary, FL went home to be with his Lord on December 10, 2011 with his family by his side. Mr. Brown was a native of Mobile, Al. and made Baker County his home for most his life. He was born on October 16, 1939 to the late Werley L. and Sally Lilly Cook Brown.

Mr. Brown was a Baker County High School graduate in the class of 1958, a United States Air Force veteran and retired from the Northeast Florida State Hospital in 2003. He  Brown enjoyed fishing, watching football, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He is predeceased by brothers Jimmy, Hursell, Ronnie, and Gary Brown; sister Evelyn Brown Zong.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years Annie Jo Brown of Glen St. Mary; children Glenn (Marie) Brown and Berry (Allison) Brown, both of Glen St. Mary, Keith (Windy) Brown of Moniac, Ga, Lisa Brown (Emmett) Noblitt and Michael (Sunny) Brown, both of Glen St, Mary; brother Larry (Phyliss) Brown and brother- in-law; Donald Zong.; grandchildren; Chris­tina, Gary, Emmett, Jr., Jacklyn, Chrystal, Brian, Heather, Foster, Trenton, Brooke and McKenzie.; great-grandchildren Marissa, Hunter, Elijah, Hallie, Cole and Reese.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday December 13  at 11:00 am in Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with pastors Oral Lyons and Ronnie Moates officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Brown, Emmett Noblitt Jr., Brian Brown Jr., Curtis Moates, Foster Brown and Chase Brown. Honorary were Jeff Creekmore, Dwayne Moates, Everett Pringle, Al Fraser, Rickey Hodges and Edwin Rodriguez. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson.

Arrangements were by Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny.

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