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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.

Barbara Hanover, 84, of St. George

Barbara Louise Hanover, 84, of St. George, GA died January 31, 2012 at Folkston Park Care and Rehab Center. Miss Hanover resided in St. George for the past 20 years and was a graduate of Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Clinton D. and Irma I Hanover Jr. She grew up in Long Island, NY and was a member of Grace Baptist Fellowship Church in St. George. She is preceded in death by sisters Marion Virginia Meyer and Carole Kinister.

Survivors include brother Clinton D. Hanover III, Arlington, VA; special niece Eugenie (Patrick) Ahearn, Port Jefferson, NY; other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

A graveside service was held Thursday, February 2 at 2 pm at St. George Cemetery with Rev. Gene Burnsed officiating. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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