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Polly Lane, 87, of Coca Beach

Pauline M. “Polly” Lane, 87, died Saturday, November 26, 2011 in a house fire at her home in Cocoa Beach.

She was born in New Bedford, MA on June 20, 1924. Polly was preceded in death by her husband Thomas G. Lane.

Survivors include sisters Bertha Brown and Irene Lavoie of New Bedford; daughter Joanne (Richard) Wallstedt of Macclenny; son Robert Shields of Leland, NC; grandchildren Brian (Michele) Wallstedt, Donald Wallstedt and Robert Owen Shields; great-grandchildren Jacob Michael and Jesslyn Nicole Wallstedt.

The funeral service was held Thursday, December 1 at the Church of Our Saviour Catholic Church in Cocoa Beach. Interment followed at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Jerry Moran, 76, of Macclenny dies

Jerry Ronald Moran, 76, of Macclenny died Saturday, December 3, 2011. He was born on November 22, 1935 in New Richmond, Ohio and was a lifelong resident of Macclenny. He was preceded in death by his parents Everitt and Flora Moran, son Donnie Moran and brother Everitt Moran.

Mr. Moran was a successful business owner of Moran’s Motor and Wrecker Service and Moran’s Motor Parts for many years, retiring in 1998. He was heavily involved in dirt track racing for 45 years and was inducted into the Jacksonville Raceways Hall of Fame in 1996. He enjoyed dirt track racing, fishing and his dogs. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Macclenny.

Survivors include wife of 58 years, Faye Moran of Macclenny; sons Steve (Sonya) Moran and Ricky (Robin) Moran, both of Macclenny and Ronnie (Amanda) Moran of Glen St. Mary; sister Ellen Hilliard of Tampa; daughter-in-law Christean (Tom) Raley of Glen St. Mary; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, December 6 at his church with Pastor Mike Ramondetta officiating, assisted by Revs. James D. Rogers and Torran Dismuke. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Farmer Sr., 64, of Jacksonville dies

Attorney Johnny Franklin Farmer Sr. of Jacksonville died November 25, 2011.

Mr. Farmer was born October 29, 1947 in Pine Top west of Glen St. Mary, the son of the late Melvin and Annie Farmer. He attended public schools in Baker County and graduated from Keller High, class of 1966. He was a member of Greater Church of God by Faith in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by  brothers Lawrence Baker, Elisha Farmer, Charles Belford and  sisters  Mary Farmer and Bessie Coleman.

Survivors include devoted wife of 39 years, Georgiana Farmer; children Zabrina Farm­­er and Johnny Farmer Jr; grandchildren Jasmyn Clements and Imani Clements; brother Thomas Belford (Corrine) of Stone Mountain, GA; sisters Carrie Jones of Margaretta, Rozanne Rouse (Edward) of Katy, TX, Ruby Pittman (Leroy) of Baldwin, Betty Brown (Alphonso) and LuAnne Williams (Vern),  both of Macclenny; mother-in-law Louise Brown Miller; sister-in-law Hildrey Brown and brother-in-law Frederick Brown; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A wake will be held at Holmes-Glover-Solomon Funeral Home Thursday, December 1 from 4-7 pm. The funeral service will be at his church Friday, December 2 at 11:00 am.

John Knight Jr., of Glen St. Mary

John Harvey Knight Jr., 59, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday, November 27, 2011 following an extended illness.

He was an electrician and enjoyed fishing and camping; he was also an avid Florida Gator fan who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father John Harvey Knight Sr.

Survivors include wife Barbara Knight of Glen St. Mary; mother Betty G. (David) Wood of Jacksonville; daughters Jessica A. Looby and Melissa A. Knight, both of Glen St. Mary; brother Glen M. (Linda) Kirk of St. Marys, GA; sisters Cynthia Cook of Jacksonville and Lynn (Claude) Robinson of Glen St. Mary; step-children Tracy (Roger) Hodges, Trista (Josh) Sweat and Thomas Akridge Jr., all of Macclenny; twelve grandchildren also survive.  

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 30, at 2 pm at Raiford Road Church with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Forbes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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