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Opal Poe, 86, of Jacksonville

Opal C. Poe, 86, of Jacksonville died Sunday, February 19, 2012. She was born December 20, 1925 in Raceland, KY to Gordon and Mary Ball Dillow. She was a charter member of Jacksonville Heights Baptist Church. Her love for her grandchildren meant more to her than her love for her bowling, and she loved her bowling. Opal is preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Poe, son Billy Poe and daughter Connie Leissner.

Survivors include children Walter W. Poe, Faye (Hank) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary and Richard Poe; son-in-law Rick Leissner; sister Ruby Lowe; grandchildren Jenifer, Jessica, Walter, William, Damien, Dan and Tina; eight great-grandchildren.

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Robert Zeigler dies February 14

Robert Warren Zeigler of Lake Butler died on February 14, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in Pulaski, VA on February 22, 1946 and lived in Macclenny for nearly 30 years before moving to Lake Butler.

Mr. Zeigler is survived by son Keith (Tabatha) Zeigler; grandchild Kriston Zeigler; brothers Charles (Diane) Collins of Glen St. Mary and Michael Zeigler of Brooker; sister Brenda Hunter and mother Norma Poole of Las Vegas, Nev.; and companion Judy Smith of Lake Butler.

The funeral service was held on February 18 at Praise Christian Assembly Church in Graham, FL with Jay Jethro officiating.

Ester Yonn, 70, of Moniac, GA

Ester Mae “Maw Maw” Yonn, 70, died Monday, February 13, 2012. She was born August 24, 1941 in Moniac, GA to the late Enoch and Ruby Raulerson Burnsed. Maw Maw worked as a supervisor at Stone Container Bag Plant in Yulee and was a member of Moniac Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years Brownie; children Walter Yonn and Ann Mullen.

Survivors include son Timothy Yonn (Angie) of Fernandina Beach; daughter Denise Norflect of Yulee; brothers Willard Burnsed (Florence) and Wade Burnsed (Deloris) of McRae, GA; sister Ruth Bates (Bill) of Macclenny; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Robert Sweat, 68, of Macclenny

Robert Sweat, 68, of Macclenny died February 9, 2012. He was born in Macclenny to the late Alfred and Polly Crews Sweat on June 24, 1943. He was a lifelong resident of Macclenny and retired in 1984 from the Ironworkers Local 597 after 24 years of service. Robert was co-owner and operator with his wife Konnie of Konnie’s Klear Pools for 23 years.

He loved to fish, listen to country and bluegrass music and watch the western channel. He was predeceased by his daughter Samantha Fraizer and brothers Frank, Leroy and Henry Sweat.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years Konnie Sweat; children Brenda Crosby, Anita (Toby) Covington, Holly (Keith) Higginbotham, Robert (Samantha) Sweat Jr., Billy (Tiffany) Clarkson and Heather (Emmett) Glasgow; sisters Elizabeth Lowery, Ruby (Johnny Wayne)Anderson, Barbara Ann (Dave) Hohmann, Ola Mae Sweat and Pencie (Dan) Roberts; grandchildren Chasidy, Ricky, Amy, Tiffany, Keith, Kalynn, Joshua, Mason, Seth, Kinsey and Cade; great-grandchildren Annslee, Tar­­alynn, Bailey, Jackson, Jace, Jasper, Tyler, Brayli, Ava and Trinity.

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