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Lois Pringle, 84, a NEFSH retiree dies

Cecilia “Lois” Beasley Pringle, 84, of Middleburg died November 13, 2011.

She was born in Olustee to the late Laury Beasley and Lettie Viola Sweat Beasley on June 15, 1927. She was a life long resident of Baker County and retired in 2002 from Northeast Florida State Hospital where she worked for 55 years as a nurse.

Lois loved her dog, cats, birds and painting with oil paint. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Pringle; twin brother Cecil Beasley; sister Jeanette Combs; brothers Elzy Beasley and Dewey Beasley.

Survivors include brother Elic Beasley of Orange Park; sister Betty Jean (Pete) Peters of Sanderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Final disposition will be cremation with a burial at Olustee Cemetery at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pittman, 81, of Brunswick, dies

Margaret Pittman, 81, of Brunswick, GA died Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Hospice of The Golden Isles.

Born January 28, 1930 in Macclenny to the late Calvin and Ruth B. Morgan, Mrs. Pittman was a former x-ray technician and secretary. She was a resident of Glynn County for most of her life. She was a member of Norwich Baptist Church and an avid Atlanta Braves fan who enjoyed sports. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Pittman was preceded in death by son Glenn W. Pittman and sister Jean Mobley.

Survivors include her husband of 61 years Tharion Pittman of Brunswick; son Randy Pittman Sr.; grandchildren Ran­­­­dy (Christa) Pittman Jr, and Katlyn Pittman; great-grandchildren Randy Pittman III and Brycen Pittman; sister Lee (Ed) Jones of Florida.

The funeral service was held at 3 pm Tuesday, November 8 in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Spencer Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Palmetto Cemetery with Ricky Pittman, Josey Davis, Don Peters, Harold Jones, Ashford Pierce, and David Waller serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included Leon Braddock, Henry Towels, Gene Leggett, and Ben Nelson. Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Golden Isles.

Phyllis Shelton, 59, of Bostwick, dies

Phyllis Barnes Shelton, 59, of Bostwick, FL died November 4, 2011.

She was born in Baton Rouge to Glynn R. Barnes Sr. and the late Annie Laura Wells Barnes. She was a resident of Florida since 1968 after moving from Nashville, TN. Phyllis was self employed as a Mary Kay director for 31 years and attended Celebration Church of Orange Park. She enjoyed sewing, reading, volunteering and cooking. 

Survivors other than her father of Fruit Cove include her loving husband of 38 years S. Richard Shelton of Bostwick; children Matthew Shelton of Savannah, Lauren (Eric) Cole of Green Cove Springs, Marshall Shelton of Orange Park, Whitney (Christopher) Stephens of Hawaii; brother Glynn R. (Lynn) Barnes Jr; grandchildren Brandon Bihn, Lillian Cole, Morgan Shelton, Shelbey Cole and lifelong friend Sydney Ferreira of Macclenny.

The funeral service was held on Sunday November 6 with Dr. Vincent Ferreira officiating. Interment followed in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery in Green Cove Springs. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Mary Kay Foundation (TMKF) in Ms. Shelton’s honor at P.O. Box 799044 Dallas, TX 75379.

Robert Conner, 75, Mason secretary, dies

Robert Allen Conner, 75, of Macclenny died November 5, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Waycross, GA on February 18, 1936 to the late Wash Allen Conner and Ruth Catherine Youmans Conner. Robert was a resident of Macclenny for 39 years after moving from Jacksonville in 1972. He was a 1955 Andrew Jackson High School graduate and a member of Spring Glen United Methodist Church where he served as a deacon for many years. Robert was also a member of Dawkins Masonic Lodge # 60 of Macclenny where he served as the longest serving secretary in the State of Florida.

Mr. Conner retired on December 1, 1995 from the Federal Reserve Bank after 40 years and he served his country for 10 years in the Air National Guard. He enjoyed fishing, camping and being outdoors. He was a great handyman and an avid Gator fan.

Survivors include his loving wife Sandra S. Conner of Macclenny; children Pamela A. (Matthew) Corbin of Live Oak, Sheri L. (Bryan) Boulay and Keith P. (Sheree) Conner,  both of Jacksonville; sister Ruth Geneice (Sammie) Peterson; granddaughter Jennifer Lynn Corbin; and several beloved niec­­es and nephews.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, November 9 at 11:00 am at V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services Chapel in Macclenny with Reverend Eric Burch officiating. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692 Dallas TX 75284-0692 or the American Association of Kidney Patients, 3505 E. Frontage Road, Ste. 315, Tampa, FL 33637.

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