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June Brown, 69, dies October 11

June Brown, 68, of Macclenny died October 11, 2011.

She was born in Jacksonville to the late Junior Lee Burnsed and Roasnell Rhoden Burnsed on May 28, 1943. She was a resident of Baker County since 1971 after moving from Bryceville, and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. June was a loving wife, mother and sister. She loved spending time with her family and was an avid sports fan. She loved watching her son play sports and loved the Atlanta Braves. She enjoyed bowling, and baking cakes.

Survivors include her loving husband of 49 years William Brown of Macclenny; son Michael Brown of Fernandina Beach; daughter Kelly (Roland) Alford of Macclenny; sisters Nell Collins of Bryceville, Melva (Lanier) Maddox of Daytona Beach, and Robbie (Mike) Parrish of St. Augustine; grandchildren Jessica, Devin and Kasey Alford, all of Macclenny.

The funeral service was held Friday, October 14 at 11:00 am at her church with Pastor Mike Ramondetta officiating. Interment followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Macclenny. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services was in charge of arrangements.

Irene Maxwell, 94, of Baker County

Irene Louise Maxwell, 94, died October 16, 2011 in Macclenny with her family by her side.

She was born on May 16, 1917 in Auburn, Indiana and moved in 1959 to Jacksonville where she resided until 2007. She was a resident of Baker County with her son until the time of her death.

Irene will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to play Yahtzee and shop at Wal-Mart. She touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harlan D. Maxwell.

Survivors include sons Ronald (Judy) Maxwell and Richard (Cathy) Maxwell; daughter Patricia Maxwell Bryant; many grandchildren, great-grandchild­ren and other loving family members and friends. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 9:15-9:45 on Thursday morning.

A graveside service for her will be held at 10 am Thursday, October 20 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery with Brother Johnny Raulerson officiating. Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Arthur Boyd, 77, US Navy retired

Arthur Rice Boyd, 77, of Macclenny died October 10, 2011. He was born in Northfield, Vermont to the late Arthur Rice Boyd and Ida Burnham Boyd on February 6, 1934. He was a resident of Baker County for 35 years and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Mr. Boyd served honorably in the Navy for 36 years, enjoyed gardening, fishing, military life and family time. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Dorothy Manuela Boyd; brother Everett Boyd and daughter Dottie Pittman.

Survivors include children Deborah (Robert) Julian of Gonzalez, LA, John Pittman Jr. of Marianna, FL and Kathy J. (Fred) Perry of Graham, FL; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 13 at 10 am at his church with Pastor Torran Dismuke officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia Cemetery in Macclenny. The family will receive friends on October 12 from 5-7 pm at the funeral home. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Kunie Burnsed, 80, a native of Japan

Kunie N. “Toni” Burnsed, 80, of Macclenny died Thursday, October 6 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a brief illness. She was born in Kanagawa, Japan and resided in Great Falls, MT, Tampa and Charleston, SC before moving to Macclenny in 1977. She was a homemaker and member of the Baxter Church of God. She was a great cook and enjoyed sewing and gardening.

Survivors include husband Robert Burnsed of Macclenny; brother-in-law J.L. (Annie Ruth) Burnsed of Glen St. Mary; sister-in-law Lois Jean Canaday of Moniac; close friend Shizuyo Duggins of Macclenny; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved pet Gigi.

The funeral Service was held October 9 at the Christian Fellowship Temple with Pastor David Thomas officiating. Interment followed at North Prong Cemetery. Guerry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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