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Edward Brown of Glen St. Mary

Edward Jackson Brown, 72, of Glen St. Mary, FL went home to be with his Lord on December 10, 2011 with his family by his side. Mr. Brown was a native of Mobile, Al. and made Baker County his home for most his life. He was born on October 16, 1939 to the late Werley L. and Sally Lilly Cook Brown.

Mr. Brown was a Baker County High School graduate in the class of 1958, a United States Air Force veteran and retired from the Northeast Florida State Hospital in 2003. He  Brown enjoyed fishing, watching football, gardening and spending time with his family and friends. He is predeceased by brothers Jimmy, Hursell, Ronnie, and Gary Brown; sister Evelyn Brown Zong.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years Annie Jo Brown of Glen St. Mary; children Glenn (Marie) Brown and Berry (Allison) Brown, both of Glen St. Mary, Keith (Windy) Brown of Moniac, Ga, Lisa Brown (Emmett) Noblitt and Michael (Sunny) Brown, both of Glen St, Mary; brother Larry (Phyliss) Brown and brother- in-law; Donald Zong.; grandchildren; Chris­tina, Gary, Emmett, Jr., Jacklyn, Chrystal, Brian, Heather, Foster, Trenton, Brooke and McKenzie.; great-grandchildren Marissa, Hunter, Elijah, Hallie, Cole and Reese.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday December 13  at 11:00 am in Sanderson Congregational Holiness Church with pastors Oral Lyons and Ronnie Moates officiating. Pallbearers were Gary Brown, Emmett Noblitt Jr., Brian Brown Jr., Curtis Moates, Foster Brown and Chase Brown. Honorary were Jeff Creekmore, Dwayne Moates, Everett Pringle, Al Fraser, Rickey Hodges and Edwin Rodriguez. Interment followed at South Prong Cemetery, Sanderson.

Arrangements were by Ferreira Funeral Services of Macclenny.

Robert Harris, 50, of Lake City

Robert Rollin Harris, 50, of Lake City died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the home of his mother in Lake City following an extended illness. He was a native of Starke and had resided in Macclenny for over 40 years before moving to Lake City five years ago. He worked as a carpenter in the construction industry most of his life. He was preceded in death by his father Willie James Harris Sr.

Survivors include mother Manda Lee (David) Buck of Lake City; step-mother Judy Harris of Macclenny; sister Jamie Harris of Macclenny; brothers Jimmy Harris of Lake City, Ronnie Harris and Tommy Starling, both of Macclenny, Elbert (Wanda) Bryant and Daniel Bryant, both of Tarbo, NC; pet companion Checkers.

A graveside service was held at 2 pm Wednesday, December 14 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Justin Pugh, 31, accident victim

Justin William Pugh, 31, of Macclenny, died December 7, 2011 in a motorcycle accident. He moved to Macclenny seven years ago from Wichita Falls,TX and was a graduate of Rider High in Wichita Falls. He studied at Midwestern State University and enjoyed playing basketball and football during his high school years.

Mr. Pugh was employed at Anchor Glass and loved his work. He appreciated music and enjoyed playing guitar. He was a fan of mixed martial arts and grappling. He was devoted to his son Kade.

Survivors include mother Linda Morgan, father Charles Haddon Pugh; sister Jessica Pugh; paternal grandmother LaVerna Pugh; his beloved son Kade William Pugh; and the mother of his son Regina Pugh. His family will always share great memories of Justin and will forever know him as a loving and giving person who touched many lives.

The funeral service was held at 2 pm Monday, December 12,  at Russell Baptist Church with visitation with the family prior to the funeral at 12:30 pm. Burial followed in Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery in Green Cove Springs.

David Wirth, Jr., 30. of Jacksonville

David William Wirth Jr., 30, of Jacksonville died December 9, 2011. He was born in Jacksonville to David William Wirth Sr. and Tina Elizabeth Landry Battles on March 25, 1981. He was a resident of Macclenny through his junior high school years and at the time of his death was residing in Jacksonville. David was an avid Gator and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family most specially his wife and children. He was predeceased by his grandfather Charles David Wirth.

Survivors include his wife of eight years Tishauna Wirth; father, David William (Renee) Wirth Sr. (USN retired); mother, US Army Captain Tina E. (Walter) Battles of Macclenny; children Davis William Wirth III, Kelly Elaine Wirth and Lauren Ann Wirth, all of Jacksonville; maternal grandparents Robert and Carolyn Landry Sr.; paternal grandmother Margaret Wirth; uncles Robert (Marilou) Landry Jr. of Harrisburg, PA, Mark (Susan) Landry of  Columbus, OH; brothers US Army Sgt. Scott (Diana) Wirth of Riverview, FL, US Navy PO1 Michael (Hannah) Wirth of Port Orchard, WA, Ian Thompson of Madison, WI, Brad  Foster of Middleburg; sisters Kathryn Thompson (Shane) Mathews of Valdosta, Alison (William) Messick of Jacksonville, Alaina Thompson of Monroe, WI, Selina (Clifford) Lloyd of Baldwin, Daphne Battles of Sanderson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral service was held Monday, December 12 at 2 pm at New Life Church of God in Macclenny with Pastor Frank J. Pintello Jr. officiating. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

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