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Ronald Miller, 68, dies August 24th

Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Miller, Sr., 68, of Macclenny died August 24, 2011. He was born in South Holland, IL to the late Clarence Edgar and Louise Boyd Miller on November 7, 1942. He was a resident of Baker County since 1976 and honorably served in the US Marines for nine years. He was a carpenter for 30 years at White Oak Plantation before retirement. Ronnie was a hard worker, dedicated father, family man, avid Gator fan and was always willing to extend a hand to anyone.

Mr. Miller was predeceased by his former wife Brenda Miller; his wife of 23 years Theresa Williams Miller; brothers Eddie and Tyrone and sisters Kathy, Irene and Jeanette.

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Ralph Peterson, 71, a retired chief

Ralph Gerald Peterson, 71, died August 29, 2011 at Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center.

Mr. Peterson lived in Glen St. Mary for the past 30 years. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and retired as a senior chief petty officer. He was a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his son Jon Allen Peterson.

Survivors include his wife Cathryn Crews Peterson of Glen St. Mary; son Jerald (Debra) Peterson of Glen St. Mary; sister Darlene Finch of Arkansas;  grandchildren Joshua, Dustin and Jordan Peterson.

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Lawrence Walker, 61, of Macclenny

Lawrence A. Walker,  61, died Monday, August 29, 2011 at  the Acosta-Rua Center for Caring, surrounded by family.

He was a life long resident of Macclenny and attended the Road to Calvary Church. He was a construction supervisor, a member of the Moose Lodge, and life time member of the NRA. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially his best friend Russell Norman. He also enjoyed paint and body restoration, fishing, Florida Gator football, and racing.

Survivors include son Thomas “Matt” (Christina) Walker of Macclenny; daughter Tammy (Donald) Parker of Bryceville; father A.L. “Bo” Walker of Macclenny; mother Betty Byrd of Glen St. Mary; step-son Gary (Coleen) Butler of Oviedo, FL; brothers Larry (Jean) Walker of North Carolina, John Walker of Macclenny; sister Deborah (Jeff) Bryson of Perry; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances Butler Walker; brothers Mike and Dan Walker.

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Tony Brady, 63, retired sergeant

Tony Dwight Brady, 63, of Lake Butler died August 18, 2011 at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after an extended illness. Mr. Brady was born in Macclenny and lived in Lake Butler the past 22 years. He retired as an officer with the Department of Corrections in Lake Butler after 30 years and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was preceded in death by his parents James and Ethel Starling Brady and brother Tom Brady.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Sharon Yarbrough Brady of Lake Butler; daughters Erin Brady (Dennis) Jackson of Madisonville, TX and Tonya Adams; sister Marlene (Mike) McCray of Lake City; grandchildren Braden and Landen Jackson; Sonya, Sasha, Amy, and Daniel Schmalried.

The funeral service was held on August 21 in the Chapel of Archer Funeral Home of Lake Butler with Bro. Scott Fisher officiating.

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