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Issac Dixon Jr., 79, of Margaretta

Issac Dixon, 79, of Margaretta died Friday, December 16, 2011 at Haven Hospice in Lake City. He was educated in the school system of Suwannee County and worked many years in the pulpwood industry. He was preceded in death by his parents Issac Dixon Sr. and Essie Mae Coaldmon.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years Jannie Lee Dixon; children Shirley Givens and Wanda Paige of Sanderson, Claretha Dallas of Kingsland, GA, Daniel Dixon of Bessemer, AL, Anne Bellamy of McCrae, GA, Darlene Dixon, Harriet Herring and Robert Dixon of Macclenny, Issac Dixon III, Charles Dixon and Jermaine Dixon of Margaretta.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 24 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny with Elder Joe Nathan Ruise officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 23 from 5-7 pm at the church.

Terry McKinney, 55, of Macclenny

Terry “Schofield” McKinney Sr., 55, of Macclenny died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Ed Fraser Memorial Hospital. He was born to the late Walter Snipes and Francis Jones on January 6, 1956. He was educated in the schools of Baker County and worked at Rudolph’s Christmas tree farm. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-fathers Miles McKinney and Lee Jones and brother Miles McKinney.

Survivors include companion Denese Williams; son Terry McKinney Jr., daughter Nekisha McKinney; brother Michael McKinney; step-brothers Leo and Solomon Jones; step-grandmother Hattie Perry of Jacksonville; a host of aunts,uncles, nieces, great-nieces, nephews and grand-nephews, grandchildren, cousins and others.

The funeral service will be December 24 at 11:00 am at Emmanuel Church of God in Christ in Macclenny. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am before the service.

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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