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Elaine Knadle, 89, missionary

Elaine Knadle, 89, died December 19, 2011.

She was 89 years old and is survived by four children and their spouses, two step-children, 12 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many other extended family members. Though she will be greatly missed in this world, all of her family rejoices and celebrates her transfer to heaven. She will be remembered for her goodness, her laughter, her encouragement, her fun-loving heart, and unbelievable walk of faith. Her love of family and love of God are known to all.

She lost her beloved husband in 1970, a tragedy which God used for good to begin a life-long ministry in evangelism. She traveled to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Singapore, Indonesia, Albania, India, and Mexico sharing the Gospel of Christ and starting churches in the jungles and small villages of these countries.

Ms. Knadle worked with local orphanages, traveled in the Indian Ocean in dug-out canoes, ministered to head-hunters and cannibals, stayed in a sealed room and wore a gas mask in Israel during the first Gulf War. She was among the first group to bring hope to Albania after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The funeral service will be at Giddens-Reed Funeral Home in Baldwin at 1 pm on Monday, December 26. Viewing is at 12:30 pm. Following that, a graveside service will be held at the Keystone Heights Cemetery on Hwy 100 at 3:30 pm. A fellowship dinner will follow at Freedom Baptist Church on Hwy 21.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be sent to the Nainggolan Orphanage at Faith Life Ministries, c/o Rev. Keith Nellis, 10312 SW 128th PL., Miami, FL 33186. Please make checks out to Faith Life Ministries. Mother’s heart was in this ministry in Indonesia.

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.

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