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Pete Peterson, 82, of Forest City, NC

Reverend C.L. “Pete” Peterson, 82, of Forest City, NC, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Hospice House. Pete was born May 30, 1929 in Mitchell County, NC to the late Charlie L. Peterson and Julia Edwards Peterson. He was a retired Church of God minister whose ministry spanned over 50 years. He also worked for Bost Bakery in Shelby for 18 years, Western Auto in Forest City for 12 years and Sara Lee for 10 years. He was a member of State Street Church of God in Marion. He was a mechanic, enjoyed woodworking and loved music along with playing the guitar. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Lucy Peterson, daughter Deborah Jennings and two sisters.

Survivors include wife Laura Raulerson Peterson; daughters Brenda (Ken) Hunsucker of Cherryville, NC and Rita (Larry) Hester of Pelham, AL; son Rev. Danny (Tina) Peterson of King, NC; step-daughters Elaine (Norris) Duncan of Gallatin, TN, Pat (Curtis) McNeal of Glen St. Mary, Sandy (Rev. J.C.) Lauramore of Macclenny, FL and Angel (Brian) Radford of Rutherfordton, NC; step-son Andy (Kathy) Raulerson of Hiram, GA; six grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren.

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Norma Menges of Hampton, VA

Norma Jean Menges, 81, died Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at her home.  Born in Oakland, CA, she lived in many different places including Baker County for nine years, Texas and recently Hampton, VA. Norma was formerly the owner and operator of Norma Menges Stables and was also a hospice nurse for 13 years. She lived life to the fullest by traveling to many destinations throughout the world, and also dedicating herself to the caring for people and animals throughout her life.

Survivors include daughters Ruth Howard of Springhill, FL. Linda Baca of High Springs, FL and Elizabeth Hiers of Asheflat, AR; son Edward (Debbie) Rulestead of Andrews, TX; granddaughter Shellie (Jonathan) Lundquist of Macclenny, now stationed with the Navy in Virginia; five other grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Kathryn Bobo, 93, of Macclenny

Kathryn Yvette Bobo, 93, of Macclenny died February 14, 2012. She was born in Brownsville, Texas to the late Robert Emmett Isom and Kathryn Anne Nevill on December 9, 1918. She was a resident of Baker County since 2011 after moving from Kingsland, GA. Kathryn enjoyed traveling, RVs, bird watching, playing bridge and golf. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years Lacy LaVerne Bobo and daughter Patricia Ann Driscoll. 

Survivors include daughters Marilyn Kay Gravett of TX and LaVerna Kay Genest of Kingsland, GA; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Blalock, 90, of Glen St. Mary

Mary Louise Blalock, 90, of Glen St. Mary died Friday, February 3, 2012. She was a resident of Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center for the last eleven months.

Survivors include daughters Nina (Bobby) Christmas of Glen St. Mary, Frances Potts and Linda Murphy, both of Sylvester, GA; son James Earl “Jimmy” (Julia) Blalock Jr. of Leesburg, GA; brother Gordon (Susan)Roland of St. Petersburg; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held February 6 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel in Sylvester. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Jesse Hath­­away officiating.

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