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Jane Williams of Rochester, NY

Jane Smith Williams of Rochester, NY died Saturday, December 3, 2011. She was born to the late John Robert (J.R.) and Elizabeth Smith in Sanderson on June 20, 1960 and graduated in 1978 from Baker County High School in Macclenny. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Rockport University of Rochester.

Missionary Williams served faithfully in the Church of God by Faith in Sanderson and in Rochester. She was consecrated as a Minister of the Churches of God by Faith Inc. in July of 2007. Jane also served as the director of day care at Ark of the Covenant Church of God by Faith in Rochester. Everyone who came in contact with Missionary Williams knew she loved the Lord.

Survivors include her loving husband Lionel Williams; children A.J. Cowart, Ashley Cowart and Jamal Cowart, all of Rochester; brothers John Robert Smith Jr. (Cassandra) of Indianapolis, Jeffrey Smith (Debra) of Lake Butler, Jerome Smith of Brunswick, GA  and Reginald Smith (Kathy) of Sanderson; sisters Donna Smith and Bridget Williams (Vincent) of Brunswick; loving aunts and uncles numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The wake will be held Friday, December 9 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Ark of the Covenant Church of God by Faith in Rochester, NY. The celebration of life service will be on Saturday, December, 10 at 11:00 am at the same location with Pastor Nolan Williams officiating. Regency Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Johnny Farmer Sr., 64, of Jacksonville dies

Attorney Johnny Franklin Farmer Sr. of Jacksonville died November 25, 2011.

Mr. Farmer was born October 29, 1947 in Pine Top west of Glen St. Mary, the son of the late Melvin and Annie Farmer. He attended public schools in Baker County and graduated from Keller High, class of 1966. He was a member of Greater Church of God by Faith in Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by  brothers Lawrence Baker, Elisha Farmer, Charles Belford and  sisters  Mary Farmer and Bessie Coleman.

Survivors include devoted wife of 39 years, Georgiana Farmer; children Zabrina Farm­­er and Johnny Farmer Jr; grandchildren Jasmyn Clements and Imani Clements; brother Thomas Belford (Corrine) of Stone Mountain, GA; sisters Carrie Jones of Margaretta, Rozanne Rouse (Edward) of Katy, TX, Ruby Pittman (Leroy) of Baldwin, Betty Brown (Alphonso) and LuAnne Williams (Vern),  both of Macclenny; mother-in-law Louise Brown Miller; sister-in-law Hildrey Brown and brother-in-law Frederick Brown; a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

A wake will be held at Holmes-Glover-Solomon Funeral Home Thursday, December 1 from 4-7 pm. The funeral service will be at his church Friday, December 2 at 11:00 am.

John Knight Jr., of Glen St. Mary

John Harvey Knight Jr., 59, of Glen St. Mary died Sunday, November 27, 2011 following an extended illness.

He was an electrician and enjoyed fishing and camping; he was also an avid Florida Gator fan who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father John Harvey Knight Sr.

Survivors include wife Barbara Knight of Glen St. Mary; mother Betty G. (David) Wood of Jacksonville; daughters Jessica A. Looby and Melissa A. Knight, both of Glen St. Mary; brother Glen M. (Linda) Kirk of St. Marys, GA; sisters Cynthia Cook of Jacksonville and Lynn (Claude) Robinson of Glen St. Mary; step-children Tracy (Roger) Hodges, Trista (Josh) Sweat and Thomas Akridge Jr., all of Macclenny; twelve grandchildren also survive.  

The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 30, at 2 pm at Raiford Road Church with Pastor Eddie Griffis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Manntown Cemetery in Glen St. Mary. Forbes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Alexis Lloyd, 14, Baker County High School student

Alexis Alexandra Lloyd (Ally) died November 25, 2011 peacefully in the arms of her mother and surrounded by her family.

Ally was born February 19, 1997 in Jacksonville and raised there most of her life. She was a student at Baker County Middle School and liked by many teachers and friends. Ally touched the lives of many people with her smile, loving heart, outrageous sense of humor and beautiful brown eyes.

Survivors include mother Rachel Lloyd; brother Cody Lloyd; grandmother Mary Jones; half-brother Freddie Lloyd; half-sister Daisy Lloyd; aunt Chris Becker.

A memorial service to celebrate her life has not been set.

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