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Ruth Gazes, 90, of Greer, SC, dies

Ruth Dorrity Gazes of Greer, SC died November 18, 2011. Mrs. Gazes was born July 11, 1921 in Newberry, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Benjamin L. and Ruth Lindsey Dorrity.  She was a graduate of Newberry High School, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston and attended St. George’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville, SC. She was preceded in death by her husband James C. Gazes.   

Survivors include daughter Hope G. Kapetanakos of Greer; sons Christopher James Gazes of Macclenny and Peter James Gazes of Charleston; grandchildren Peter C. Kapetanakos (Kimberly), James C. Kapetanakos (Kimberly) and James C. Gazes; great-grandchildren  Christopher and Katherine Kapetanakos; brother Benjamin L. Dorrity of Greenville; and a brother-in-law Dr. Peter C. Gazes (Athena) of Charleston.

The funeral service was held at her church Tuesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm.  Interment followed in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Charleston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Project Hope Foundation, 2131 Woodruff Road, Suite 2100, Greenville, SC  29607. J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

Lorene Owens, 84, of Macclenny

Lorene Wynn Owens, 84, of Macclenny died November 5, 2011 following an extended illness.

Better known as “Granny” to all who knew and loved her, Lorene always put family first. She loved her friends, traveling, and eating out, or as she would say, “Let’s go boogity.” She was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years, Carl D. Owens, two sons, one great-grand daughter, two brothers, and four sisters.

Survivors include daughters Betty (Jimmy) Gatlin of Macclenny, Debra (Larry) Hughes of Inglis, FL, six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life was held at 1 pm on November 12, 2011 in the chapel of A.M. Seigler Funeral Home in Mulberry, FL with Pastor Derrell Owens (nephew) and Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. Interment followed at Beulah Cemetery in Keysville, FL with her grandchildren serving as pallbearers.

Lois Pringle, 84, a NEFSH retiree dies

Cecilia “Lois” Beasley Pringle, 84, of Middleburg died November 13, 2011.

She was born in Olustee to the late Laury Beasley and Lettie Viola Sweat Beasley on June 15, 1927. She was a life long resident of Baker County and retired in 2002 from Northeast Florida State Hospital where she worked for 55 years as a nurse.

Lois loved her dog, cats, birds and painting with oil paint. She was predeceased by her husband Roy Pringle; twin brother Cecil Beasley; sister Jeanette Combs; brothers Elzy Beasley and Dewey Beasley.

Survivors include brother Elic Beasley of Orange Park; sister Betty Jean (Pete) Peters of Sanderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Final disposition will be cremation with a burial at Olustee Cemetery at a later date. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Roland Dumas of Glen St. Mary, dies

Roland Edward Dumas, 61, of Glen St. Mary died November 11, 2011 at the Acost-Rua Center for Caring.

Mr. Dumas was a resident of Baker County for the past six years. Prior to living in Baker County he resided in St. Louis, Missouri for most of his life. He was a machinist working with heavy equipment and had been employed at Walmart Super Center in Macclenny for the past six years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Macclenny.

Survivors include daughters Crystal (James) Bizelli, Hillsboro, MO and Cynthia (Jerry) Daniels, Mountain View, MO; brothers  Jack (Sue) Dumas, DeSoto, MO, Danny (Mary) Dumas, Eminence, MO and Larry (Linda) Dumas, Glen St. Mary; grandchildren Kristan, Jamie, Timothy, Jeffrey, Bethany and James, and also nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be conducted at a later date. Guerry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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