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Lawrence Manning, 67, of Glen St. Mary

Lawrence E. Manning, 67, of Glen St. Mary died Saturday, April 28, 2012. Mr. Manning loved spending time with family, his grandchildren and family friend Peewee Starling. He was a retired corrections officer who loved his church and bluegrass music.

Survivors include wife Kathryn Manning; sons Lawrence E. (Jessica) Manning Jr. and Gary Manning; daughters Lynette (Chuck) Highsmith and Leslie (Derrick) Williams; brothers Vernon Manning, Ferrell (Alberteen) Manning and Robert Manning; sister Mary Griffis; grandchildren Matthew, Shelby, Brandon, Jacob, Dalton, Kaden, Jadyn and Chase.

A graveside service was held at 11 am on Tuesday, May 1 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Sanderson with Rev. Neil Griffis officiating. Forbes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Nita Stanley, 93, of Gainesville

Nita Yarbrough Stanley, 93, of Gainesville died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at her home. Mrs. Stanley was born September 18, 1918 in Taylor to David Arthur Yarbrough and Maggie Raulerson Yarbrough. She was a graduate of Taylor High School class of 1938 and moved to Gainesville shortly after graduation. She was a retired business owner and member of Countryside Baptist Church, Gainesville.

She married Thomas Mark­­ham on Feb. 19, 1939 and he was killed in action in WWII on January 9, 1945. She remarried on June 26, 1948 to John Elliot Stanley, her husband of 50 years who preceded her in death on January 6, 1999. She was also preceded in death by brothers Lewis, Leo, Roy, Artie, Ed and John Yarborough and sister Elna.

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Pauline Barton, 84, of Macclenny

Pauline Register Barton, 84, died April 19, 2012. She was a member of the Macclenny Primitive Baptist Church and worked at Anchor Glass Company in Jacksonville for many years. She loved gardening, flow­­ers and cooking. Pauline was predeceased by her husband Lawrence Barton, parents Bart and Daisy Register, sisters Sadie Mae (James) Barton, Alma Lee (E.W.) Barton and brother Hamp Register.

Survivors include children Dwight Barton and Sylvia Sapp, both of Macclenny: brother Tommy (Imogene) Register of Jacksonville; sisters-in-law Shirley Barton Sharman of Macclenny and Lettie Register of Sanderson; grandchildren Shannon (Brandy) Mobley of Sanderson and Nanette Barton of Macclenny; great-grandchildren Mallory, Zane and Whitley Mobley of Sanderson, Teanna, Tinsleigh, Taragan and Tana Brooke Barton of Macclenny; numerous nephews and nieces. Pauline will always hold a special place in the hearts of many loyal friends and family members; Phyllis and Jennifer Lewis, Paula T. Barton, Tonya Barton Clifton, June Barton, Jim Neff, and Hazel Solomon.

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Ellis Franks, US Navy veteran

Ellis Marvin Franks, 84, of Macclenny died April 22, 2012. He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin to the late Maynard Franks and Ida Greeno on July 22, 1927. He was a resident of Baker County since 1996 after moving from Reform, AL. Ellis honorably served for 21 years in the US Navy during WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars as an aircraft mechanic. After retiring as a chief in 1965 from the military, he worked at Cape Canaveral Space Center for 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife Bonnie Mae Franks, sister Mavis Kroll and brothers Mike and Royce Franks.

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