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Brenda Nipper, 61, of Macclenny

Brenda Lounell Atkinson Nipper, 61, of Macclenny died  January 12, 2012. She was born in Thomasville, GA to the late Royce W. Atkinson and Beatrice Lucas Atkinson on May 15, 1950. She was a resident of Macclenny for the last 40 years and a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Brenda loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was an avid Gator fan and enjoyed gardening, fishing and reading. She was predeceased by son Jimmy Norman and daughter Patty Nipper.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years David Nipper of Macclenny; children Darrell (Michele) Norman of Crawfordville, FL, Lounell (Thomas) Royal of Macclenny and Allen (Cathy) Nipper of Macclenny;  sisters Linda Williams of Macclenny, Debbie Miller of Panacea, FL and Jenny Atkinson of Quincy, FL; grandchildren Virginia, Ashley, Cody, Dillon, Dalton, Zack and Colin; great- granddaughter Ellena.

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Doris Fraser, 88, of Macclenny

Margaret Doris Fraser, 88, of Macclenny died Monday, January 16, 2012 at St. Vincents Medical Center after a short illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided in Macclenny most of her life. She worked at Northeast Florida State Hospital and later was employed as an x-ray technician at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital for many years until her retirement in 1986.

Mrs. Fraser was a loving mother and grandmother and a master at sewing and knitting cloth items. She enjoyed watching the Atlanta Braves and Florida Gators. She was preceded in death by parents Ozzie Nelson and Minnie Baldree Anderson, brother J.B. Anderson and sister-in-law Lilly Anderson.

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Jack Ford Sr., brother of local

Jack Samuel Ford Jr died January 8, 2012. He was born in Brunswick, GA to Jack Ford Sr and Edna Mae Ford and raised in Kissimmee. After graduating from Osceola High School, he moved to Tallahassee to attend college. Upon marrying Antonette L. Walker in Pensacola, they moved to Ft. Lauderdale. In 1992 he joined the United States Navy and moved first to California then to Norfolk, VA where his son Jack Samuel Ford III was born.

Mr. Ford continued his work as a dental tech until completion of dental repair school in 2000. He then moved his family to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and his military career then moved his family to Middleburg, then to Naples, Italy and finally to Green Cove Springs. Jack retired as a bio-med tech in July 2009 and the most important aspect of his life was his devoted family. He was preceded in death by his father.

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Bill Durrance, 91, of Macclenny dies

John R. “Bill” Durrance, 91, died January 14, 2012. He was born on November 5, 1920 in Jacksonville to John and Viola Durrance and lived in Jacksonville most of his life before moving to Macclenny in 1998 to be closer to his family. Bill served from 1939 to 1945 in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he met his wife of 63 years, Kathryn “Cappy” Durrance.

Following an honorable discharge from the Coast Guard, Mr. Durrance joined the Duval County Road Patrol in 1946 and retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1972. He enjoyed gardening, mowing his yard, working in his workshop, playing Bingo with his Pickettville friends and attending church at the Christian Fellowship Temple. Bill was passionate about baseball, not only as a player, but coaching children, playing in various leagues throughout his life, even playing semi-pro baseball. He had a love for the game, a passion that he instilled in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Papa Bill” and “Bull.” He was often found playing catch with his family and caregivers right up until his death. He was preceded in death by his wife, son Johnny Durrance and great-granddaughter Hannah Rhoden.

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