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Dale Van Sickle of Glen St. Mary

Dale Alan Van Sickle, 61, of Glen St. Mary died January 5, 2012.

He was born in Jacksonville to the late Willie E. and Marjorie Van Sickle on January 14, 1950 and was a resident of Baker County for the last 10 years after moving from Jacksonville.

He was a member of Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church.Dale was employed at the family business of Van Sickle Machine Shop for many years and most recently as a machinist at Liddy’s Machine Shop.

He loved spending time with his family, especially his grand babies. He enjoyed fishing and hunting, was an avid Gator fan and could fix most anything. Dale had an infectious laugh and found the humor in everything. He loved to laugh.

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Jerral Johnson, 61, of Starke dies

Jerral Lee Johnson, 61, of Starke died Thursday, December 29, 2011 at Shands at the University of Florida. He was born in Jacksonville on November 8, 1950 to the late Herschel Johnson and Ruby Lee Thompson Dawkins. Jerral was a resident of Starke since 1978 after moving from Jacksonville.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Sampson City Church of God and he retired after many years as a firefighter and paramedic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garage and most of all spending time with his family. He was preceded by his parents and step-father Willis Lee Dawkins.

Survivors include loving wife of 41 years Brenda Joyce Johnson of Starke; children Kimberly Ann (Jeffery Michael) Johnson of Jacksonville and Gregory Michael Johnson, an ag teacher at Baker County High School, of Lawtey; brother Wilbur (Mary Alice) Johnson of Fernandina Beach; step-brother Lee (Yvonne) Daw­­­­kins of Jacksonville; step-sister Joann (Lamar) Pierce of Orange Park; granddaughters Abbigail and Madilyn Johnson.

The funeral service was held on Monday, January 2 at 11:00 am at his church with Revs. Gene Bass and Alton Coleman officiating. Interment followed at Crosby Lake Cemetery. Archie Tanner Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Wilma D. Razo, 88, of Sanderson

Wilma Davis Razo, 88, of Sanderson died at home with her family by her side after a long illness. She was a lifelong member of Dinkins New Congregational Methodist Church of Sanderson. She worked as a waitress and loved going to church and spending time with her family. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents Albert Bertie Davis and Pearl Raulerson Davis as well as several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include sons Clifton (Betty) Haines of Moreland, GA and Robert Haines of Sanderson; sisters Pearl Shumate and Alice Faye Roaldsen, both of Sanderson; brothers Preston (Miriam) Davis, Elmus “Bud” (Shirley) Davis and Carlton (Margie) Davis, all of Sanderson; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 5 at her church with Rev. Allen Crews officiating, assisted by Rev. Timothy Alford. Interment will follow at Cedar Creek Cemetery, Sanderson. Visitation will be January 4 from 5-10 pm at her church. Guerry Funeral Home of Macclenny is in charge of arrangements.

Ulys Davis, 86, funeral January 5

Ulys Davis, 86, of Macclenny died January 2, 2012. He was born in Wakulla, Florida to the late Harney J. Davis and Georgia Williamson Davis on January 25, 1925. He was a lifelong resident of Baker County and a member of the Macclenny Church of Christ.

Mr. Davis was a decorated World War II veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received 3 days after the Normandy Invasion in 1944.

Mr. Davis enjoyed fishing, farming, traveling to bluegrass music shows and the mountains. His biggest passion was raising cows. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years Thelma Thrift Davis and infant daughter Sandra Janet Davis.

Survivors include children Leonard Ray (Gail) Davis of Macclenny; Neva Davis of St. Augustine, Edgar (Joni) Davis  and Nita D. (Darrell) Crawford, both of Macclenny; grandchildren Stacy (Lewis) Rhoden, Kevin (Rhonda) Davis, Allen Peterson, Julia (Blake) Bullard, Jennifer (Carlos) Victoria; great-grandchildren Marissa and Ridge Rhoden, Bristol Davis and Brayden  Bullard.

The funeral service for Mr. Davis will be on Thursday, January 5 at 2:00 pm at his church with Sam Kitching officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends on Wednesday January 4 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Ferreira Funeral Services, Macclenny.

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